Fiction Writers to Read at Colorado State University Oct. 22

Fiction writers Keith Abbott and Bill Fraser will read from their works Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatton Gallery on the Colorado State University campus.

The event is part of the university’s Fall Reading Series where authors read from their works and offer book signings to the community. The series will continue with three other events this fall, including poet Michael White, international writer Eavan Boland and poets Mary Crow and Jill Greene.

Abbott’s books include "The First Thing Coming;" "Downstream from Trout Fishing in America," a memoir of Richard Brautigan; and "The French Girl." His work also has appeared in numerous magazines, including "New American Writing" and "The Barnabe Review." Abbot teaches at the Naropa Institute in Boulder in the writing, poetics and visual arts departments.

Fraser is a third-year master of fine arts/fiction candidate in the creative writing program at Colorado State. Fraser received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut. He has worked as a journalist and currently works for the Environmental Protection Agency.

A calendar for the Fall Reading Series follows. All events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building.

  • Oct. 22 – Keith Abbot and Bill Fraser
  • Nov. 5 – Michael White
  • Nov. 12 – Eavan Boland
  • Nov. 19 – Mary Crow and Jill Greene

The reading series is sponsored by the Colorado State English department and the Organization of Graduate Student Writers. For more information, call the English department at (970) 491-3790.