Modern Languages Professor Emeritus James Stark reads from his short story collections, Woodfiber Dreams: Coming of Age Tales and Love in the Time of Cholesterol, on February 25. Stark's short stories have appeared in print anthologies and online magazines throughout the United States and abroad. He received top literary prizes from Writers Billboard and Sentinel Literary Quarterly.
Woodfiber Dreams, his first collection of his stories, includes tales based on fictionalized personal experience. Love in the Time of Cholesterol, his second collection, looks back on the social upheaval during 1950s, '60s, and '70s.
Stark, a Vietnam War veteran, retired in 2004 after 32 years of teaching in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. Upon retirement, he became active as a discussion leader and organizer for the Northwest Great Books Institute, and he has become an active fiction writer himself. He recently published short story collections.
Stark reads from his collections on February 25, 2015, from 4 - 5:30 p.m., in Casey Atrium. This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the English Department.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate major degrees, 37 minors, and 6 master's degrees. The English Department offers degrees in Literature, Creative Writing, Writing Studies, and Film Studies.