Writers at Home, a series of free public readings featuring UNC Asheville faculty and community writers, will have its first event of 2019 on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville.
The readings, curated by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and its executive director, novelist Tommy Hays, will take place at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month during the spring.
Jan. 20 – Faculty Authors from the Great Smokies Writing Program
- Tommy Hays, author of four novels including In the Family Way, which won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.
- Vicki Lane, author of the Elizabeth Goodweather mystery series from Bantam Dell.
- Eric Nelson, author of six books including the award-winning poetry collection Some Wonder.
- Heather Newton, author of Under The Mercy Trees, which won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.
- Pat Riviere-Seel, author of three poetry collections including The Serial Killer’s Daughter, which won the Roanoke-Chowan Award.
Feb. 17 – Young Local Writers
- This reading will feature talented students from Asheville School and Asheville High School.
March 17 – Great Smokies Writing Program Master Class Writers
- Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the online literary journal, The Great Smokies Review, will host this reading of works-in-progress in different genres from writers using her spring Master Class to hone their works for submission.
April 14 – Local Poets
- Poet Tina Barr, author of Green Target, winner of the Barrow Street Press Book Prize will host this reading by students in her spring poetry workshop at the Great Smokies Writing Program.
June 9 – Authors from The Great Smokies Review
- This reading will feature works in different genres by contributors to The Great Smokies Review (thegreatsmokiesreview.org), the biannual online literary journal published by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program.
UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program is dedicated to bringing community writers affordable workshops with some of the region’s finest authors. To learn more about workshops starting in January and February 2019, visit unca.edu/gswp.