Author James Patrick Kelly will visit Chester College on Thursday, November 6 to discuss “Writing and Creativity.” He will speak at 10:30 a.m. in the Wadleigh Library conference room. His visit is part of the Psychology of Creativity course and the public is welcome to attend.
Also with John Kessel, he has co-edited two anthologies Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology (2006) and Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology (2007). He writes a column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He posts two weekly podcasts: Free Reads and James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod. He was appointed to be a councilor on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and served as Chair from 2003-2006. He is the Vice Chair of the Clarion Foundation, which oversees the Clarion Science Fiction Workshop. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the New England Foundation for the Arts.For more information about Kelly's work, visit his website, http://www.jimkelly.net.