Writers at Home Spring Series Concludes with Readings from "The Great Smokies Review"

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The Writers at Home spring series continues with readings by contributors to the new issue of "The Great Smokies Review," the online literary magazine published by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville.

Janet Shaw has published two books of poetry‚ a collection of short fiction‚ and an adult novel‚ Taking Leave. She is the author of a number of books in the American Girl historical fiction series. Her short stories have also been published in magazines including The Atlantic Redbook‚ and McCall’s.

Robert Black’s novel in progress, The Candidate, takes advantage of his knowledge of Central America, which is also the setting of his upcoming nonfiction work based on his fifty years with the nonprofit organization, Amigos de las Américas. He is a retired public health scientist.

Kathy Nelson’s poems have appeared in U.S. 1 Worksheets, Off the Coast, The Cortland Review, Switched-on Gutenberg, Paterson Literary Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review and other print and online journals. Her chapbook, Cattails, was published by Main Street Rag in 2013.

Polly Davis will read from her memoir, Stumbling Toward Enlightenment, co-written with her husband, Tom. Polly Davis retired from Fayetteville Technical Community College where she chaired the English Department and worked as the director of Research and Planning.

Hannah Doyle, a UNC Asheville alumna, will read from her short story, “A Hot Day.” Doyle has recently returned from a four-month trip to France, volunteering through World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. She currently works on a produce farm in Leicester.

The Writers at Home Series is sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. For more information, visit the program website or call 828.250.2353.