Bennett, Patrick 2002-06-21

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This interview features Pat Bennett as he discusses his passion and hobby of writing. In this interview Bennett describes attending Texas Tech and becoming president of Sigma Tau Delta, and the paper he helped write while he was president. He then moves on to recount how his parents encouraged him to become a reader and to pursue an education. He ends the interview by discusses his writing and teaching style and processes.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Patrick Bennett

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 21, 2002


Interviewer: Leslie Dutton

Length: 01:18:44


Introduction and background information; Attending Texas Tech after high school; Being elected president of Sigma Tau Delta; Curry Holden; What he did for entertainment and a job while attending Tech; encouragement from his parents to pursue education; The integration scandal; Pat’s writing and inspiration; His writing process; Favorite authors that have influences his writing; how he teaches writing; Radio plays; his future goals

Access Information

Original Recording Format: mini disc and audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: access copy available in reading room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace <>

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