UNCA Writers at Home Series Continues with Readings
by Tom Godleski and Linda Holden
UNC Asheville's Writers at Home Series continues with readings by Tom
Godleski and Linda Holden at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Malaprop's
Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St. Writers at Home is part of the Great
Smokies Writing Program. The event is free and open to the public.
Tom Godleski, a first grade teacher assistant at Claxton Elementary, is
a member of the bluegrass band Buncombe Turnpike. He has written a one-act
play entitled "A Buncombe Turnpike Sunset," which was performed
by the band at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. He recently
published two short stories in the literary journals "Timber Creek
Review" and "Words of Wisdom." He also is a wood carver,
folk artist, storyteller, landscaper and stone mason. He and his wife
Terri built a home on the same property in Emma where he grew up. They
have two sons.
Linda Holden, who grew up in Asheville, is a poet and a teacher of
Language Arts and Journalism at McCracken Junior High in Spartanburg, S.C.
She is also a teacher consultant for the Spartanburg Writing Project, and
has served as the director of the Teen Writing Program, a summer creative
writing program at USCS. She has taught poetry at the Governor's School of
Arts and Humanities in the summer program for the last two years. Her work
has appeared in the "South Carolina Review," "Passager,"
"Upcountry Review," "Prickly Pear,"
"Conversationalist" and other small journals.
For more information, call UNCA's Literature and Language Department at
- Tommy Hays, Great Smokies Writing Program Director, 828/254-1389
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director,