From the Quad-Cities Online (Davenport, IA):
Robert Hellenga, novelist and professor at Knox College, will speak at a luncheon during the annual David R. Collins Writer”s Conference on Thursday, June 26th at 11:45 a.m. This luncheon is open to the public as well as conference participants, but reservations and a $15 fee are required.
Robert Hellenga is currently the George Appleton Lawrence Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of English and Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, where he has been teaching since 1968. At Knox he began writing fiction, publishing his first short story in 1973. He has published three novels, Blues Lessons, The Fall of a Sparrow, and The Sixteen Pleasures, and his fourth novel, Philosophy Made Simple, is forthcoming. He has directed two programs for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, one at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL and one in Florence, Italy; he has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in addition to many other honors.