Contributing writers to UNC Asheville’s literary magazine, The Great Smokies Review, will share their works when the monthly Writers at Home series has its final public reading of the fall at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event, hosted by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is free and open to everyone.
Stephanie Rogers, a UNC Asheville graduate whose work has appeared in Asheville Grit and Ashvegas, and Ashley Sronce, an Asheville native whose writing ranges from comedic autobiography to absurd realism, will read. The Great Smokies Review guest editor Stanley Dankoski selected their works for highlighting. “These narrators are young women wanting more,” he wrote about the memoirs by Rogers and Sronce. “They want to be adults. And they don’t want to be alone. They then get what they ask for, more or less, with unexpected results.”
Dankoski, a book editor who has published fiction in Literary Orphans and Lime Hawk as well as The Great Smokies Review, also will read at the Writers at Home event. He’ll be joined by Stephany L.N. Davis, author of The Seahorse, which was a finalist for two literary prizes and gained honorable mention for a third, and by poets Paige Gilchrist and Alex Arnold.
The Great Smokies Review is issued twice annually and is available at thegreatsmokiesreview.org.
After going on hiatus during December, Writers at Home will return in 2019 with more readings by local writers the third Sunday of each month. For more information about the series and about UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, with new spring semester writing workshops soon to be announced, visit unca.edu/gswp.