The Institute for Creative Writing & Literary Translation Presents: A Reading by Robert Ward
WHEN: Friday, 21 February 2014 – 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
WHERE: Guarini Campus – Room G.1.1
Robert Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate work at Towson State University before earning his MFA in writing at the University of Arkansas. While living in San Francisco he began working on his first novel, Shedding Skin.
In 1974, Ward started his career as a journalist, writing for magazines such as New Times and Sport. He moved to New York in 1976 and continued writing “New Journalism” for eight years. During this period he wrote his novel Cattle Annie and Little Britches as well as the screenplay for the feature film based on the book. In 1985, after the publication of his fourth novel, Red Baker, he was offered a position to write for Hill Street Blues.
Ward later became the co-Executive Producer of Miami Vice, and spent five years writing scripts as well as producing TV movies at Universal Studios. He continues to write and produce television shows and movies in addition to publishing novels.
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