Field of Dreams : RIP W.P. Kinsella 1935 - September 16, 2016

RIP W.P. Kinsella 1935 - September 16, 2016

This is sad news. I love Field of Dreams but haven't read Shoeless Joe....

In 1995 I was in a Creative Writing 12 class (West Kootenays) which was taught by someone who knew him and after finding out I was a fan was going to try to have him make a visit. It fell through.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wp-kinsella-assisted-death-1.3766840

Re: RIP W.P. Kinsella 1935 - September 16, 2016

RIP.

Shoeless Joe/Field of Dreams is one of the best stories of our time.

Gotta go to amazon and buy Shoeless Joe.

Re: RIP W.P. Kinsella 1935 - September 16, 2016

I met W. P. Kinsella - oh, it's been about 28 years ago now I guess after a lecture/reading he gave at the college I attended. (The film was in planning stages then if I remember correctly - he couldn't spill too many beans about it but mentioned that James Earl Jones had agreed to play the part of Terence Mann and that Kevin Costner would play Ray.)

I recall Kinsella as a crackerjack reader and performer, shy and a bit quiet offstage, but very pleasant.

May he indeed rest in peace.
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