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A Week of Hank Trout

A native West Virginian, born on New Year’s Eve 1952 in Morgantown, Hank is an alumnus of West Virginia University (B.A., English, 1974; M.A., English, 1977).  In the 1980s, he edited three national gay magazines and wrote extensively. Currently, he is a contributing writer and columnist for A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine; in his bi-monthly column, “For the Long Run,” he writes about issues he and others face as long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS.  In 2016 he was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes (for poetry and for nonfiction).  He currently lives in San Francisco with his fiancé Rick Greathouse.

See the three events he is participating in this week.

                                                Creative Writing Luncheon with Hank Trout

                                                          Monday, April 10 @ 12:00 pm

                                                                  Hodges Hall G-06

The LGBTQ+ Center will host a creative writing seminar luncheon with accomplished writer and WVU alumnus, Hank Trout. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend, particularly students interested in creative writing.

                                                                    Last Men Standing

                                                        Wednesday, April 12 @ 12:00 pm

                                                            Mountainlair Gluck Theater

Last Men Standing is the San Francisco Chronicle’s premier first feature-length documentary. The film follows eight men from the Bay Area who have survived AIDS, and lived on to tell their stories. The screening of Last Men Standing, will begin with an original poem reading, entitled Tornado by guest speaker Hank Trout, with a Q&A session to follow the film. 

                                                    Farewell Luncheon with Hank Trout

                                                        Thursday, April 13 @ 12:30 pm

                                                                  Hodges Hall G-06

The LGBTQ+ Center will host a farewell luncheon to thank Hank Trout for his contributions to the WVU LGBTQ+ community and to discuss the current state of HIV/AIDS related services in Morgantown and at WVU. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend.