|Scott Olsen, a well-published nonfiction writer, will be reading his work and sharing his badass knowledge of aviation, nature and human perspective, in the Museum of Culture and Environment on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Olsen will be reading from a varity of his work, the most recent being, “Prairie Sky: A Pilot’s Reflection on Flying and the Grace of Altitude”, a collection of essays demonstrating and exploring the change of perspective that comes with altitude.
Currently a professor of English at Concordia College in Minnesota, Olsen has written ten books, many articles and a well-read blog titled, “A Week in Fire”. He is has also edited anthologies and essays and is currently an editor for the literary journal, "Ascent".
Olsen’s work was listed among the Notable Essays in Best American Essays for the years: 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2003, 1998, and 1997.
According to Mark Jenkins, a field staff writer for National Geographic, “In his very bones, Olsen is a bird. His writing soars, swoops, circles and dives just like his beloved little Cessna 172. I don’t care how many times you’ve been on a plane, you’ve not flown until you’ve read Scott Olsen.”
Announcement stop date: 2013-11-09