About

Tim Bascom at homeHave Books, Will Travel

As the author of four books and hundreds of shorter pieces, I have discovered that I keep coming back to moments of travel and cross-cultural encounter.  The newest book, a memoir about my own “year of living dangerously,” is no exception.  Running to the Fire (University of Iowa Press, 2015) chronicles what it was like to be part of a missionary family living in Ethiopia during a Marxist revolution, back when parliamentary leaders were getting executed and shop-front posters illustrated Uncle Sam beinCover of Running to the Fireg strangled by an Ethiopian soldier.  If you want to order, just hit the book cover below:

Book a Guest Author Event

Currently, I am the Director of Creative Writing at Waldorf University, and I teach annually at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.  I love to visit colleges, libraries, and book clubs as a guest author. To schedule a visit, feel free to send me an email: tim.bascom@waldorf.edu.

Upcoming Events

July 14-19, 2019: Week-long workshop at Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Iowa City.  Title: Formed by Family–Writing about Family Relationships.

July 20-21, 2019: Weekend workshop at Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Iowa City.  Title: Writing Inventive (Not Just Creative) Nonfiction.

 

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