Michael Steinberg Reads Selected Works in Library
Author Michael Steinberg reads selections of his work Wednesday, March 22, at 5 p.m. in the Alma College library. His reading is free and open to the public.
Michael Steinberg is a memoirist, personal essayist and founding editor of the award-winning literary journal, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. His most recent book, Still Pitching, is a memoir about growing up in New York in '50s, the era that
sports historians and journalists refer to as "the golden age of New
York baseball." It was chosen by ForeWord Magazine as the 2003 Independent Press memoir/autobiography of the year. Since his arrival at Michigan State University in the mid-60s to obtain M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, Steinberg has lived and taught in Michigan. In 1994 he received an M.F.A. in creative writing.
Other books include Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs from Michigan. The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction (now in its fourth edition) and Those Who Do, Can: Teachers Writing, Writers Teaching were co-authored with Robert Root.
He is the recipient of the Missouri Review Editor's Prize, a Roberts Writing Award, the Harness Racing Writers of America Award for feature writing, and a Writer's Voice Fellowship. His essays and memoirs have been published in numerous literary magazines and cited several times in Best American Essays and Best American Sports Writing.
Posted: Fri, March 17th, 2006 at 10:55AM