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Appalachian Authors Reading
January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series is proud to announce an Appalachian Authors Reading with John Sealy and Mesha Maren.
Jon Sealy is the author of The Whiskey Baron (Hub City Press, 2014) and The Edge of America (Haywire Books, 2019). An upstate South Carolina native, he has a degree in English from the College of Charleston and an MFA in fiction writing from Purdue University. His short fiction has appeared in The Normal School, PANK, and The Sun, among other venues, and his nonfiction has appeared in The Rumpus, The Millions, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He currently is a freelance writer and the publisher of Haywire Books. He lives with his family in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia.
Mesha Maren is the author of the novel Sugar Run (Algonquin Books). Her short stories and essays can be read in Tin House, The Oxford American, The Guardian, Crazyhorse, Triquarterly, The Southern Review, Ecotone, Sou’wester, Hobart, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation grant, an Appalachian Writing Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She was the 2018-2019 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Duke University and also serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the federal prison camp in Alderson, West Virginia.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Thursday, January 30th at 7 pm.
This event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, the Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts, University Libraries, Sexuality Studies, and the Department of English.
For more information, please contact Cody Lumpkin @firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendi Kozma at email@example.com