The College of Arts and Sciences Program in Writing and Rhetoric welcomes writer and television producer Derek Haas to Stony Brook University April 17-26, 2018, as part of the Visiting Artist Grant program.
While on campus, Haas will mentor students, faculty and staff during class visits, writing workshops, screenings, readings and discussions. On Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00 pm, Humanities 1006, Haas will present a screening of one of his television shows, followed by a roundtable discussion between Haas and Wilbur Farley, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, and Brooke Belisle, Department of Art. On April 25, Haas will hold an artist talk, “My Career as a Writer,” at 2:30 pm in the Poetry Center, Humanities. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
This visiting residency is made possible thanks to President Stanley’s re-committed funding for the Visiting Artists Series at Stony Brook. The Visiting Artist Grant allows practicing artists to come to Stony Brook University to work with students and faculty. Haas was chosen for the grant by a selection committee chaired by Alan Inkles, Director of the Staller Center for the Arts.
Haas has written for and produced several hit television shows, including Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. He has also co-written and produced several films, such as 3:10 to Yuma, Wanted, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and The Double. In addition, Haas has written and published multiple books, in particular The Silver Bear, Columbus, Dark Men, The Right Hand, and A Different Lie. He currently serves as the showrunner on the sixth season of NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and as the executive producer on its spinoffs, “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med.” Born and raised in Texas, Haas received a BA and an MA in English Literature from Baylor University. He lives in Los Angeles.