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“Writers at Home” Reading at Malaprop’s Celebrates 10 Years of “The Great Smokies Review”
June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Great Smokies Review, the online literary magazine published by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, has just completed 20 issues and 10 years of publication at thegreatsmokiesreview.com and to celebrate, some of the magazine’s contributing writers will offer a reading of their works. The reading, part of the Writers at Home series, is free and open to everyone at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville.
“The Great Smokies Review is the brainchild of Editor Elizabeth Lutyens who, along with Managing Editor Marie Hefley and dedicated staff, has worked tirelessly these many years to showcase some of the best work of our students as well as provide a resource with interviews and craft talks by our faculty,” said acclaimed novelist Tommy Hays, executive director of the Great Smokies Writing Program. “Elizabeth has given her heart and soul to The Great Smokies Review, and it has come to embody the very best qualities of our program, as everyone who comes to the Malaprop’s reading on June 9 will see.”
Lutyens and Hefley will host the event, which will feature readings by:
- Margaret Ann (Sam) Faeth, guest editor for the Spring 2019 issue of The Great Smokies Review (GSR). Faeth is an Episcopal priest whose spiritual writing and poetry have appeared in many anthologies.
- Juanita Brown, co-author of The World Café Book: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations that Matter, which has sold more than 50,000 copies and been translated into nine languages.
- Cynn Chadwick, a recently retired member of UNC Asheville’s English Department faculty who is the author of seven novels and who has gained nomination for the Lambda Literary Award and the American Library Association’s Stonewall Literary Award.
- Rachel Stein, author of academic works like Shifting the Ground: American Women Writers’ Revisions of Nature, Gender, and Race, whose concern for social justice is now reflected in fiction writing.
- Caty Carlin, an artist, storeowner and poet whose work in the GSR, A Plea, was written during the ratification hearing for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
- Anne Waters Green, a retired attorney and administrative judge whose poetry in GSR speaks of sunken cheeks, bottles of peroxide, and dreams.
- Paula Kane, a former midwife with a background in public health, who contributed a novel-in-progress excerpt to GSR telling the story of a family impacted by workplace toxic exposure.
The Writers at Home series is presented monthly at Malaprop’s by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, which provides affordable university-level classes by published writers and experienced teachers for community writers from all walks of life in Western North Carolina. Writers at Home will go on hiatus during July and August and will return in September.
The Great Smokies Writing Program is offering five different five-week workshops beginning in early June. For more information, visit unca.edu/gswp or call 828.251.6099.