3 Weeks at Wabash: Passion is for Pros  

Award-winning and bestselling author Dan Simmons ’70 returned to campus last week to lead the first Wabash Writer's Workshop, a three-day intensive program that brought together six students with one of the world's finest and most successful writers.

“If I were to advertise my visit, I’d say, ‘Full-time professional novelist Dan Simmons is hunting for a few good men to become the novelists of the future,’ Simmons said. Last Thursday night he shared with students his own journey to becoming a writer, from Wabash to his teaching days to being 'discovered' by writer Harlan Ellison.

'We need writers,' Simmons said, "And I believe that Wabash, the quintessential liberal arts college, is the perfect incubator for a fine novelist in the 21st century.'

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