Watermark Books & Cafe and the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum are pleased to host Robert Rebein, author of Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City. The book talk and signing will be held at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main.
Robert Rebein is a writer and professor of writing with a special interest in the nonfiction of place. His most recent work, Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City (Swallow Press, 2013), explores what it means to grow up in, leave, and ultimately return to the iconic western town of Dodge City, Kansas, as well as the surrounding high plains country George Armstrong Custer once called “the fairest and richest portion of our national domain.”
His essays and other nonfiction have appeared in The Georgia Review, Ecotone: Reimagining Place, The Cream City Review, Etude: New Voices in Literary Nonfiction, High Plains Literary Review, Redivider, Bayou, High Desert Journal, Grasslands Review, and other journals and magazines. My first book, Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists: American Fiction after Postmodernism (University of Kentucky Press, 2001), a study of the role of place in contemporary American fiction, was reissued in paperback in 2009. He teaches creative writing and direct the graduate program in English at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis.