Author coming to town

Josh Rouse

Award winning author Gary Gildner will be visiting Washburn on Wednesday, May 2, to read from his book, “Somewhere Geese Are Flying.” The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the north lobby of the Mulvane Art Museum. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend the event.

A world-renowned writer, Gildner is best known for his poetry. Besides being a cunning lyricist, he also has written two novels, a collection of short stories and two memoirs. He was also a Fullbright Lecturer at the University of Warsaw.

His book contains several stories that concentrate on the harshness of life, including the love and losses people often experience throughout their lifetimes.

Gildner, who earned his masters in English at Michigan State in 1961, has been writing books of poetry and short stories for four decades now. Over that time, he has received the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a Pushcart Prize and the Robert Frost Fellowship. He currently lives in Idaho with his family.

Gildner also has another book on the way, which is titled after his poem “Cleaning a Rainbow.”