BiographyW. Scott Olsen
B.A. and M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Research Interests: Nature writing, Travel writing, Essay writing, Fiction writing, Publishing
Recent Projects and Achievements:
Most recently, Professor Olson has acquired attention for his adventures on board one of the planes that fly into the eye of a hurricane, about which he will be writing. He has also been published in River Teeth, North Dakota Quarterly, Tampa Review, and Del Sol Review. His book Gravity--The Allure of Distance--Essays on the Act of Travel was published in 2003. In addition, he received a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council to support a travel essay about northern roads in winter. Also, he spoke at the annual conference of the Associated Writing Programs, the University of Eastern Washington, and the Glacier/Waterton Writers conference.