Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Visiting Writer Series: Luke Hankins and Sebastian Matthews

October 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Navigation

UNC Asheville’s Fall 2020 [Virtual] Visiting Writer Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 with readings by Luke Hankins and Sebastian Matthews. This Zoom event is presented by UNC Asheville’s Department of English and is free and open to everyone with pre-registration required at this link.

Luke Hankins
Luke Hankins

Hankins and Matthews are both faculty in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program. Here’s more about the two presenting local writers:

Luke Hankins second poetry collection, Radiant Obstacles was released in 2020. He is also the author of the collection Weak Devotions and a book of essays, The Work of Creation, and is the editor of Poems of Devotion: An Anthology of Recent Poets. Hankins is the founder and Editor of Orison Books, a non-profit literary press.

Sebastian Matthews
Sebastian Matthews

Sebastian Matthews is the author, most recently, of Beyond Repair: Living in a Fractured State (Red Hen Press, 2020), the memoir In My Father’s Footsteps (W.W. Norton & Co.), as well as three collections of poetry: We Generous and Miracle DayBeginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision, all published by Red Hen Press. His poetry and prose have appeared in, among others, American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, The Sun, and Tin House.




Upcoming Visiting Writer Series Events

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. – Novelist Xhenet Aliu 

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. – Poet Melissa Range

Look for log-in links closer to the dates at unca.edu/events.

For more information, email Professor of English Lori Horvitz, lhorvitz@unca.edu.


Visitor Parking



October 7, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Department of English