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.