Catawba Faculty Member to Participate in "The Great Write Off"
September 21, 2012
Catawba College Assistant Professor of English, Forrest Anderson, is teaming up with other Southern writers to participate in "The Great Write Off" October 3-5.
The Great Write Off fundraiser will support six non-profit organizations based in Michigan. According to its website (www.thegreatwriteoff.com), donations of any amount can be made to support the participating writer(s). The event aims to encourage writers by showing them how much their work is valued.
Anderson's "Cornbread and Collards" team will take part in this friendly fundraising competition between non-profits to see who can raise the most money. "Cornbread and Collards" has a goal to raise $4,750 in support of the Fiction Writers Review, founded in 2008 "to create a venue for discussing books and writing that was serious but informal, supportive yet rigorous."
Anderson's fellow writers, according to the team page, "are a group of Southern writers (by birth, affinity, relocation, or fandom)." His team members include Ann Barnhill, Lee Thomas, Leslie Clements, Phil Sandick and Tom Bennick.
Anderson joined the English faculty at Catawba in 2010. He has a Ph.D. from Florida State University, where he worked for two years as an archivist and assistant for the Pulitzer-Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler. Anderson's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Bull – Men's Fiction, Blackbird, The Louisville Review, and The North Carolina Literary Review, and his essays have appeared in Fiction Writers Review, The Southeast Review, and Narrative Magazine.