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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 College, 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

Feb. 25, 2016, 6-7 pm–Reading at Eastlund Room, Bethel College, Minneapolis (open to the public, and free)

March 8, 2016, 6-7:30 pm–Reading at Couchman Reading Room, University of Dubuque, Iowa (open to the public and free)

March 31, 2016, 1-2:00 pm–Book signing at University of Iowa Press Booth, Book Fair, AWP Conference, JW Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles (conference participants only)

April 4, 2016, 11:15 am–Reading at Newton DMACC Campus in Newton, Iowa (open to the public, and free)

April 14, 15, or 16–Panel presentation (Seeing the World Anew: Notes from Third-Culture Writers) at Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

April 28, 2016, 8:00 P.M.–Reading at Final Thursday Reading Series, Hearst Center for the Arts, University of Northern Iowa (open to the public, and free)

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