News & Events
April 7, 2010
UNC Asheville's 2009-2010 Writers at Home Series continues with readings by local authors Margaret Abruzzi and Leni Zumas at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
Abruzzi is currently writing a memoir of her childhood experiences in London during the World War II German Blitz. Parts of this work have been published in the anthology, "Birthed from Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War," and in the collection of short stories, "Clothes Lines." Abruzzi's work has also been published in WNC Woman, Asheville-Citizen Times and Urban News. Abruzzi formerly served as assistant editor of British Millinery and as chief copy editor of the United Kingdom edition of Vanity Fair.
Zumas is the author of the short story collection "Farewell Navigator." Her award-winning fiction has appeared in many journals, including Quarterly West, New York Tyrant, Salt Hill and New Orleans Review. Zumas has taught creative writing at the University of Massachusetts, Hunter College and Columbia University. She was awarded the 2008 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as fellowships from various artist communities, including Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
The Writers at Home Series is sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. For more information, call 828/232-5122.