Writers Series features playwright Randy Wyatt

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Playwright, director, professor and literary manager Randy Wyatt is next up in the GVSU Writers Series on Monday, February 13, with a 4 p.m. craft talk and 5:15 p.m. reading. Both events will be in room 2215 of the Kirkhof Center, and are open to the public with free admission.

Wyatt is currently the Theatre Program director and assistant professor of theatre at Aquinas College. His work has been recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Grand Awards of West Michigan, and published by Heinemann, Applause Publishing, Smith & Kraus, YouthPLAYS and Playscripts. His children’s plays include "Brave Little Tailor" and "Rising Sun, Rising Moon" which have toured to schools throughout Minnesota and the Grand Rapids area.

A member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis, Wyatt has taught directing, improvisation and script writing at several colleges and institutions. He received a fine arts master’s degree in directing from Minnesota State University at Mankato.

Wyatt has directed for Circle Theatre and Magic Circle for nine seasons. Other directing credits include the Grand Award-nominated productions "Arabian Nights" and "Writer 1272" for Aquinas College; the Grand Award-winning "The Secret Garden" at Cornerstone University; "Twelfth Night" and "Tartuffe" for Heritage Theatre Group.

Upcoming in the series are craft talks and readings by poet L.S. Klatt, February 20; and creative nonfiction and poetry by Joe Wilkins, March 13. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/artscalendar, or contact Caitlin Horrocks, assistant professor of writing, at x18022.