Winter with the Writers comes to a close next week as we welcome Madison Smartt Bell to Rollins. Bell is the author of 14 novels (Soldier’s Joy, Doctor Sleep, Save Me, and most recently The Color of Night) and two collections of short stories, Zero db and Barking Man. His eighth novel, All Soul’s Rising, was a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award and the 1996 PEN/Faulkner Award.
Bell has taught at various creative writing programs including the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and the Goucher College Creative Writing Program, where he is a professor of English.
In the beginning of his most recent novel, Bell writes that his work has always been “dictated to me by daemons. People probably think that’s a figure of speech, maybe this book will prove it literal.” That being said, we are certainly excited to see what he’s got in store for us tomorrow.
Bell will be holding a master class on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Bush Auditorium and a reading on the same day at 7:30 p.m., also in Bush Auditorium.