One Long, Wild Conversation: May 2nd Book Launch and Signing

April 9, 2009
By Lisa Forrest

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE OF A PAST EVENT

Professor Emeritus Fraser Drew and Distinguished Alumnus Hank Nuwer have collected 40 years of their correspondence into a new book! Join us in celebrating the publication of One Long, Wild Conversation: Selected Letters Between a Buffalo State Professor and His Student, a Writer on Saturday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the Director’s Conference Room (BL134) of E. H. Butler Library.

English Professor Fraser (Bob) Drew was the first Buffalo State professor to earn the coveted State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Award. At 95 he resides in the Buffalo area. To inspire students he corresponded with author Ernest Hemingway, and poets Robert Frost, Robinson Jeffers, Langston Hughes, and John Masefield. His Hughes letters and other gifts to the college reside in BSC’s Butler Library Special Collection. He is the author of a scholarly volume of Masefield’s work.

Social critic and writer Hank Nuwer is best known for his four books on hazing in society. He resides in Indiana and is a member of the BSC Class of 1968. He maintains a Hazing Collection at BSC’s Butler Library, the only scholarly collection in the world devoted to scholarship on hazing. His interviews with David Mamet, James Dickey, William Least Heat Moon and Kurt Vonnegut frequently get cited in scholarly studies.

One Long, Wild Conversation: Selected Letters Between a Buffalo State Professor and His Student, a Writer was published through E. H. Butler Library and the Monroe Fordham Regional History Center.

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