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English Department
Sturges Hall
Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: (740) 368-3570
Fax: (740) 368-3599

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Robert Olmstead

Contact Information

Office: Sturges 308
Phone: 740-368-3592
E-mail: rmolmste@owu.edu


B.A., M.A., Syracuse University


Professor Olmstead is an established writer of fiction (four novels, numerous short stories) as well as magazine and journal articles, Professor Olmstead is Director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Creative Writing Program. He previously served as Senior Writer in Residence at Dickinson College and, more recently, as director of the creative writing program at Boise State University. He has also published a textbook for fiction-writing workshops (Elements of the Craft) and a non-fiction memoir (Stay Here With Me).

Courses Taught

ENG 180, Narrative (1):  The Short Story
ENG 182, Narratives (2):  Longer Forms
ENG 341, Writing Fiction
ENG 319, Screenwriting
ENG 480, Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
ENG 496, Editing Apprenticeship:  The OWL

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