Dr. Michael Olin-Hitt to Present Wolf Lecture

January 15, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Dr. Michael Olin-Hitt, author and professor of English at the University of Mount Union, will present the Wolf Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7 in Presser Recital Hall.

An avid writer, Olin-Hitt will present on “Story and Identity: A Writer’s Perspective.” A reception and book signing will take place after the presentation.

Olin-Hitt has been writing since age six, when he wrote his first story about monsters. He then continued writing for a literary journal at Otterbein University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in English and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English from The Ohio State University.

Olin-Hitt recently published his third book, “The Homegoing,” a fictional story loosely based on his mother and grandmother. His other publications include “The Word of God Upon My Lips” and “A Fish Made of Water,” as well as other short stories.

The John and Eleanor Mincks Wolf Lecture in Music Education and English was established with gifts in 1999 and 2009 to honor the memory of John ’47 and Eleanor (Mincks) Wolf. John was a teacher of music for 30 years in the Strongsville schools and Eleanor was a teacher of English and Latin in Richfield and Highland school districts. Distributions from the endowed fund are used to bring professionals in the disciplines of music education or English to campus.

Presser Recital Hall is located in Cope Music Hall on Mount Union’s campus. The Wolf Lecture is free and open to the public.

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