Jon Billman

Billman Scheduled as Part of Visiting Writers Series at Hartwick

March 20, 2014

Author Jon Billman will read from his work at Hartwick College on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The event, which is part of the 2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series, will be held at 8 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall on the Hartwick College Campus. The reading will be open to the public free of charge and refreshments will be served.

Billman published his first book of short stories, When We Were Wolves, in 1999. His stories and essays have appeared in many national journals and magazines, including The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, Zoetrope: All Story, Esquire, and Men's Journal, among others. He is a regular contributor to Outside magazine.

A native of Wyoming, Billman uses his work to catalog contemporary life in the West, focusing on his home state as well as Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. He has spent time as a wildland firefighter, a freelance editor, a middle school English instructor, and, most recently, a professor at Northern Michigan University. He lives in Marquette, MI with his wife and two children.

The Visiting Writers Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The reading is co-sponsored by Hartwick's English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta and the Visiting Writers Series at Hartwick College.

For more information on the reading, contact Assistant Professor of English Brent DeLanoy at (607)-431-4911 or

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