Writers at Home Series

The Writers at Home Series, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, gives local and regional writers the opportunity to read from their own works to interested participants. The series is free and open to the public and meets on the third Sunday of the month during fall and spring semesters. Monthly readings are held at 3 p.m. at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville. NC.

Writers at Home Series

The Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 Writers at Home reading has been canceled due to expected weather from Hurricane Florence.

 

For our complete Fall 2018 schedule, visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/greatsmokieswritingprogram/events/

The Writers at Home series is curated and hosted by novelist Tommy Hays, director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program. The series features readings by different local writers the third Sunday of each month at Malaprop’s. For more information about the series and about UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, call the program at 828.250.2353 or visit unca.edu/gswp.

Writers At Home Archive

March 15, 2015: Great Smokies Writing Program Advanced Prose Class

Authors participating in the advanced prose class of UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will read their work in the next installment of the Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville, and is free and open to the public.

Ginny Callaway, Elizabeth Canham, Sarah Carter, Tucker Cox, Caralyn Davis, Michele Delange, Frank DiBona, John Huie, Patricia Poteat, Starlina Rose, Chance Shiver, Bill Slawter and Porter Taylor will present their recent works in advanced prose, created under the guidance of Tommy Hays, author of What I Came to Tell You— a 2014 VOYA Top Shelf Pick for Fiction for Middle School Readers—and director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program.

Feb. 15, 2015: Readings by Great Smokies Writing Program Prose Master Class

Authors participating in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will read their work developed as part of the prose master class in the next installment of the Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville, and is free and open to the public.

Christopher Arbor, Leonard Bernstein, Cheri Brackett, John Gordon, Brian Hart, Mary Hugenschmidt, Kim Winter Mako, Ted McIrvine, Miriam McNamara and Steve Wechselblatt will present their recent works in fiction, created under the guidance of Elizabeth Lutyens, editor-in-chief of The Great Smokies Review, the online literary magazine published by The Great Smokies Writing Program and UNC Asheville.

Jan. 18, 2015: Readings by Great Smokies Writing Program Faculty

Faculty members in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will read from their works when the Writers at Home series resumes at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open to the public.

Frankie Bolt, Christine Hale, Brian Knopp, Brian Sneeden, Eric Steineger, Emilie White and Susan Woodring will present their recent works in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, and Tommy Hays, novelist and executive director of the Great Smokies Writing Program, will host.

All presenters are currently leading classes in The Great Smokies Writing Program, which offers workshops for writers of all levels in which their skills and talents can be explored, practiced and forged under the careful eye of professional writers.

October 19, 2014: Danny Bernstein and Pat Riviere-Seel

The Writers at Home fall series continues with readings by Danny Bernstein, whose books provide a guide to enjoying Western North Carolina’s natural beauty, and poet Pat Riviere-Seel. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville.

Bernstein’s most recent book is The Mountains to Sea Trail Across North Carolina:  Walking a Thousand Miles through Wildness, Culture and History (History Press, 2013), which has been nominated for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. An avid hiker for more than 40 years, she has also written two hiking guides, Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains (Milestone Press, 2012) and Hiking the Carolina Mountains (Milestone Press, 2007).

Pat Riviere-Seel is the author of three collections of poetry, including Nothing Below But Air (Main Street Rag, 2014), The Serial Killer’s Daughter (Main Street Rag, 2009), winner of the 2009 Roanoke Chowan Award for Poetry, andNo Turning Back Now (Finishing Line Press, 2004). She has served as poet in residence at the North Carolina Zoo, president of the North Carolina Poetry Society and chair of the North Carolina Writers Conference.

Sept. 21, 2014: Readings by Great Smokies Writing Program Faculty

Faculty members in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will read from their work in the next installment of the Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 21, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café.

Tina Barr, Marjorie Klein, Vicki Lane, Elizabeth Lutyens, Joy Neaves, Dale Neal, Heather Newton, Katey Schultz and Katherine Soniat will present their recent works in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

All presenters are currently leading classes in The Great Smokies Writing Program, which offers workshops for writers of all levels in which their skills and talents can be explored, practiced, and forged under the careful eye of professional writers.

Prior Years

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