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Fiction Writer Michael Parker to Speak at Catawba College Feb. 7

January 14, 2011

Category: English, Events


ParkerAcclaimed fiction writer Michael Parker will read his work on Monday, February 7, at 7:30 in Tom Smith Auditorium on the campus of Catawba College.

ParkerA professor in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Parker is the author of five novels – "Hello Down There," "Towns Without Rivers," "Virginia Lovers," "If You Want Me To Stay," "The Watery Part of the World" and two collections of stories, "The Geographical Cure" and "Don't Make Me Stop Now."  His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various journals including "Five Points," "The Georgia Review," "The Idaho Review," "The Washington Post," "New York Times Magazine," "Oxford American," "Shenandoah," "The Black Warrior Review," "Trail Runner" and "Runner's World."

Parker has received fellowships in fiction from the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Hobson Award for Arts and Letters, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. His work has been anthologized in the "Pushcart," "New Stories from the South" and "O. Henry Prize Stories" anthologies. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia.

Sponsored by Catawba's English Department, the reading is free and open to the public.


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