Robert Olmstead is an award winning fiction writer and educator. Coal Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction. The Coldest Night was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Far Bright Star was the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. Olmstead is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant and is a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Readings will take place in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar Building and are free and open to the public.