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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.