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Robert Schultz is available for readings and for talks on literary and cultural topics.

Robert Schultz is available for readings and for talks on literary and cultural topics. Speaking topics include fiction readings; poetry readings; nonfiction readings; and slide talks drawn from We Were Pirates: a Torpedoman’s Pacific War, including “The Battle of Midway” and “Peril and the Navy Cross.”

Speaking topics include
  • Fiction readings
  • Poetry readings
  • Nonfiction readings
  • The Battle of Midway, a slide talk drawn from We Were Pirates: A Torpedoman’s Pacific War
  • Peril and the Navy Cross, a slide talk drawn from We Were Pirates, treating a near-fatal 17-hour depth-charging survived by the U.S.S. Tambor in the East China Sea
  • “When Men Look at Women,” a slide lecture on feminist “male gaze” theory
  • Art and Literature-gallery talks on relations between the visual arts and literature
Previous venues
  • Poetry Readings at Roerich Museum, New York City; Cornell University; Marquette University; Minnesota Public Radio; Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia; Des Moines National Poetry Festival; Luther College; Central College; and more.
  • Fiction Readings at Art Museum of Southwestern Virginia, Roanoke, VA; Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia; WTJU Radio (University of Virginia); Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy; University of Pennsylvania; Jordan House Series, Lexington, VA: Prairie Lights, Iowa City; The Hungry Mind, St. Paul, Minnesota; Minnesota Public Radio; additional presentations at colleges and universities.
  • Nonfiction Readings at Library of Congress; the Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C.; The Maritime Museum, Newport News, VA; The Dossin Great Lakes Maritime Museum, Detroit, MI; The Pritzker Military Museum, Chicago, IL; and more.
  • Lectures: “War Memoranda: the Civil War, Walt Whitman, and Renewal,” with Binh Danh at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; “When Men Look at Women”: University of Pennsylvania ; Luther College ; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy; University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia Gallery Talk: “Conversations in the Gallery,” Art Museum of Southwestern Virginia, Roanoke, VA.