English Professor Guest Speaks at Tarleton's Creative Arts Day

Dr. Larry E. Fink shared with the students of Tarleton State University


Dr. Larry E. Fink, Professor of English at Hardin-Simmons University, was the Creative Arts Day speaker at Tarleton State University on April 15th.  On Creative Arts Day, the University’s student-art publication, Anthology, is released at an awards ceremony and reception, following the featured speaker’s presentation.  Fink shared his passion for photography—particularly, black and white street photography—along with general comments on the nature of creativity drawn from J.R.R. Tolkien’s essay, “On Fairy-Stories,” in which he argues that humans create because they are made in the image of a creator.  One of Fink’s photographs and a brief essay grace the opening pages of the journal.  Previous Creative Arts Day speakers include Nathan Lee Brown (Poet Laureate of Oklahoma) and novelist Elmer Kelton.     



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