Great Smokies Writing Program Faculty Members to Present Reading
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:52pm
Great Smokies Writing Program faculty members Christine Hale and Marjorie Klein will read from their works at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is part of UNC Asheville's Writers at Home series, and is free and open to the public.
Hale is the author of the novel, "Basil's Dream" (Livingston Press, 2009), and her short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in many journals, including Arts & Letters and Apalachee Review. She has taught fiction at Warren Wilson College, where she was a Beebe Fellow, as well as in the Great Smokies Writing Program. Hale is a fellow of the MacDowell artist colony, Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is currently a faculty member at the Murray State University Low-Residency MFA Program in Kentucky, and is at work on a new novel and a memoir.
Klein's first novel, "Test Pattern" (William Morrow Publishers, 2000; Harper Perennial, 2001) was recognized in Barnes and Noble's "Discover Great New Writers" selection. She has recently completed a new novel, "Shifting Gears," and her creative nonfiction has appeared in various publications including Tropic, and the Miami Herald's Sunday magazine. In addition to teaching at the Great Smokies Writing Program, she has taught at the University of Miami, Florida International University, Florida Center for Literary Arts, Warren Wilson College and the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement. She is a recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, a member of the Southern Artistry online artist registry and served as a preliminary judge for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.
The Writers at Home series is sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. For more information, call visit the program Web site or call 828.250.2353.