Keynote speaker set

Oswego State alumnus and children’s book author Bruce Coville will be the keynote speaker for Oswego State’s annual Quest.

Coville will speak to students and faculty in the Campus Center auditorium at 10 a.m. on April 9. The event is free to the public.

“I think as someone immersed in creative activities, Bruce brings a lifetime of experience relevant to students,” Quest coordinator and Oswego State emeritus professor of sociology Norm Weiner said.

Coville graduated from Oswego State in 1973, and has since written over 100 children’s books, including the “Sixth Grade Alien” and “The Unicorn Chronicles” series.

In 1998, the Oswego Alumni Associated awarded Coville with a Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in 2003, he was given an honorary doctor of letters degree by SUNY.

Coville has formed Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company in Syracuse. His books have been translated into over a dozen different languages and 18 million copies of his books have been printed.