UNM Professor Jim Linnell gives a talk and signs copies of his new book "Walking on Fire: The Shaping Force of Emotion in Writing Drama," at the bookstore on Friday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.

Linnell builds on philosophy and psychology to help unfold the concept of emotional form as the key to understanding the central force of drama. Walking on Fire opens up new conversations about content and emotion for writers and offers answers to the questions of why we make drama and why we connect to it. His user-friendly theory and passionate approach create a framework for understanding the links between the writer's work in creating the text, the text itself and the audience's engagement.

Linnell, a writer and director, has taught at UNM since 1975 and currently serves as the acting dean of the College of Fine Arts.

For more information, contact Lani Tyler at (505) 277-7473 or by email at latyler@unm.edu.