Bestselling author Ethan Canin to speak at CSU Friday

Author Ethan Canin will read from his New York Times bestselling novel, A Doubter’s Almanac, on Friday, Jan. 27, at the University Center for the Arts.

The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Griffin Hall in the UCA, is being hosted by Off the Hook Arts and CSU’s Creative Writing Reading Series in the Department of English. Titled “Off the Book: Art, Literature and all that Jazz,” Canin’s appearance will include a book signing.

In addition to reading from A Doubter’s Almanac, Canin will discuss creativity in writing as compared to musical creativity with author and composer Bruce Adolphe, Off the Hook Arts co-artistic director.

Canin is a highly regarded novelist and short story writer whose work is the basis of four Hollywood movies and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and Esquire. Canin attended Stanford University, the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop and Harvard Medical School. He gave up a career in medicine to write and teach, and is currently the F. Wendell Miller Professor of English at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for youth under 18, and free for CSU students) can be reserved through the UCA ticket office.

The Creative Writing Reading Series at CSU is organized by English Department faculty and the Organization of Graduate Student Writers; Creative Writing faculty serve on a rotating basis as director of the series and faculty advisor to OGSW.

The UCA is located at 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins. The Department of English is in CSU’s College of Liberal Arts.