William Donnelly, PhD
"Fragment Sentences Are Not The Enemy."
Sunrise 1935-Sunset 2015
Education:

BS, MS, PhD University of Wisconsin (English/Communication). Graduate Library School, University of Chicago. National Endowment for the Arts Seminarian, Yale University. Anthropology Seminar, University of California, Berkeley. Internship, Director's Guild of Hollywood, Studios/UCLA.

Teaching:

Instructor, New Mexico State University, University of Wisconsin Professor, Grove City College. Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chengdu (China) University of Information Technology.
Fiction is my specialty.
Guess the lie(s): I Climbed the Himalayan-peak Taoist temples to look down on the tops of thunderstorms and see Buddha in the clouds at dawn. Internship with Directors' Guild in Hollywood. Researched Jamaican Obeah (voodoo) and, later, its cousin, Juju, in tribal Africa.

Was a newspaper columnist and radio show host. Lived on a Dakota ranch, a Sausalito houseboat, (San Francisco Bay), a post-civil War log cabin near the Mississippi haunted by the former owner.

Was lost, trapped deep, scared in barren Badlands canyons only to find angry Lesbian feminist daughter waiting for me on arid prairie above had somehow wandered into quicksand only to be pulled out by a couple of young boys.

Published stories, encyclopedia articles, co-authored books on film and translations from Chinese.


Bill Donnelly shares the breadth of his life experiences in a collection of surprising and unconventional stories. A Sioux medicine man, a questioning child in South Dakota, University of Wisconsin Geophysicists, Wisconsin womyn, Pennsylvania survivalists, a Chinese linguistic genius are among the many characters who populate the pages of the posthumously published, memorial
collection, Fragments.

Styles range from whacky humor to sensitive coming-of-age stories. Some stories are purely fictional, the majority are semi-autobiographical. All offer glimpses of the ways of the world as seen by a brilliant writer who enjoys ironic humor.
Fragments
Bill Donnelly shares the breadth of his life experiences in a collection of surprising and unconventional stories. A Sioux medicine man, a questioning child in South Dakota, University of Wisconsin Geophysicists, Wisconsin womyn, Pennsylvania survivalists, a Chinese linguistic genius are among the many characters who populate the pages of the posthumously published, memorial
collection, Fragments.

Styles range from whacky humor to sensitive coming-of-age stories. Some stories are purely fictional, the majority are semi-autobiographical. All offer glimpses of the ways of the world as seen by a brilliant writer who enjoys ironic humor.

We give praise and honor to a Mt. Dora wordsmith, Mighty Wisconsin Badger of man's storied moments, Beseecher of forests and plains, beguiler of modern myth, Intrepid sojourner 'neath this world's firmaments.
Let us delight in his linguistic travels;
Let us linger in his Poe-tic dungeons,
Dare to wonder at his Far East marvels,
Over escapades on beaches and in island jungles. Now his Quixotic ways and warbling words Nudge their needs into our memory's heart, Enliven our spirits, lead us through life's discords, Lighten our journey to the final port.
Let us thank the Lord for seeing him through, Yearn to emulate his wondrous view.
                        -Bernard L. Welch

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