Colorado State University’s Writers on the Plains to Host Acclaimed Author Steven Rinella in Fort Collins April 15

Colorado State University’s Writers on the Plains will host an evening with author Steven Rinella as he discusses and reads from his newest book "American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon" on April 15. Part adventure story, part history lesson, Rinella blends tales of the hunt with historical facts about America’s most defining animal and in doing so also tells the story of our country.

Rinella’s talk will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 in the Green and Gold Room of the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road. His book is as much about who we are as Americans as it is about the actual animal. The event is free and open to the campus community and public. No registration or tickets are required.   

The presentation will also include photos from the book. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the talk.

Rinella is also the author of "The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine." He’s a correspondent for Outside magazine, where he’s been a frequent contributor since 2000. His writing has appeared in many other publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker,, Men’s Journal, Field and Stream, The Week, American Heritage, Bowhunter, Flyfisherman and A native of Twin Lake, Mich., he currently splits his time between New York City and Alaska.

Writers on the Plains is an author program hosted by Colorado State University Libraries and sponsored by the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund, Friends of Colorado State University Libraries and Hilton Fort Collins.  For more information, visit:

For more information about the event, contact Jane Barber at (970) 491-5712 or