News & Events
February 3, 2012
Three writers from UNC Asheville’s Master of Liberal Arts program will be featured in February’s installment of the “Writers at Home” series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing program. Award-winning screenwriter Maryedith Burrell, Ann Barrett, and Jessica Pepper will read from their current works at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, 55 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
Burrell has written for studios and networks such as Disney and NBC, starred in the TV series, “Parenthood,” and had recurring roles on “Seinfeld” and “Home Improvement.” She is currently teaching a screenwriting course in the Great Smokies Writing Program.
Barrett, a recent graduate of the Master of Liberal Arts program, was a hairdresser before becoming an essayist and poet. "To be a successful hairstylist," said Barrett, "one must give a wicked shampoo. To be a successful writer, one must write.”
Pepper, a current Master of Liberal Arts student, only recently decided to share her creative writing in public. She loves to tell a good story and make people laugh.
For more information about the Writers at Home series and the Great Smokies Writing Program, call the program at 828/250-2353.