Dr. Michael Olin-Hitt, author and professor of
English at the University of Mount Union, will present the Wolf Lecture
at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7 in Presser Recital Hall.
An avid writer, Olin-Hitt will present on “Story and Identity: A
Writer’s Perspective.” A reception and book signing will take place
after the presentation.
Olin-Hitt has been writing since age six, when he wrote his first
story about monsters. He then continued writing for a literary journal
at Otterbein University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English.
He also earned a Master of Arts degree in English and a Doctor of
Philosophy degree in English from The Ohio State University.
Olin-Hitt recently published his third book, “The Homegoing,” a fictional story loosely based on his mother and grandmother. His other publications include “The Word of God Upon My Lips” and “A Fish Made of Water,” as well as other short stories.
The John and Eleanor Mincks Wolf Lecture in Music Education and
English was established with gifts in 1999 and 2009 to honor the memory
of John ’47 and Eleanor (Mincks) Wolf. John was a teacher of music for
30 years in the Strongsville schools and Eleanor was a teacher of
English and Latin in Richfield and Highland school districts.
Distributions from the endowed fund are used to bring professionals in
the disciplines of music education or English to campus.
Presser Recital Hall is located in Cope Music Hall on Mount Union’s campus. The Wolf Lecture is free and open to the public.