News & Events
October 26, 2011
The Fall 2011 issue of The Great Smokies Review, a Web-based literary magazine published by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), is now available online at thegreatsmokiesreview.org.
This fifth issue of The Great Smokies Review focuses on the “cinema of the mind,” the common ground between fiction and film. David Madden, the last writer-in-residence on the Warner Brothers lot and the author of two story collections and nine novels, is an expert on the fiction/film connection. In his “Craft Session” column, Madden discusses the “charged image” as a particularly effective crossover element. He writes that the charged image is “the one that electrifies all other images as does the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock in ‘The Great Gatsby,’ Huck and Jim on the raft on the river.” In addition to Madden’s essay and other editorial features, this issue includes work by four writers of creative prose and nine poets.
The Great Smokies Review offers past and present students and faculty in the Great Smokies Writing Program the opportunity to showcase their creative talents. The program is in its twelfth year of bringing quality writing workshops to the Western North Carolina community.
The Review, like the Great Smokies Writing Program, brings together writers and readers of many different levels of experience – from those who have been writing all their lives to first time writers—who come together for instruction and community. “We are growing another layer of that community,” says Tommy Hays, director of the Great Smokies Writing Program. “The Great Smokies Review is a forum for discussion and learning as well as a place for good work.”
For more information about the Great Smokies Writing Program, contact Tommy Hays at 828.254.1389.