Gary Schmidt

Gary Schmidt

  • Gary Schmidt
  • Calvin College English Professor, Author and professional writer


Our individual life stories reveal underlying patterns that Gary Schmidt believes to be universal and transpersonal, binding us together as human beings trying to make sense of the ups and downs of life. In much of his writing, Schmidt has wrestled with this movement from weal to woe and from woe to weal. Both in books for children and in book of academic interest, Schmidt finds new ways to talk about this same pattern that marks all our lives. Exploring this theme in his recent novel, The Sin Eater, he offers insight and solace to young readers who wish to learn more about themselves and about the world through the power of story. Schmidt is Professor of English at Calvin College. His writing includes fiction, biography and literary studies.

Presentations at Calvin University

Of Duchesses and Sin Eaters: The Pattern of Story
Part of the: January Series

Monday, January 11, 1999 12:30:00 PM (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Underwritten by: Creative Dining Services


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