UNC Asheville's Writers at Home Series Continues with Readings by Dawn
Pettigrew and Charles Price
UNC Asheville's 2004-05 Writers at Home Series
continues with readings by Dawn Karima Pettigrew and Charles F. Price at
3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St.
Writers at Home is part of the Great Smokies Writing Program, a
consortium of Western North Carolina writers and UNC Asheville. The
event is free and open to the public.
Pettigrew is the author of the novel “The Way We Make Sense” and
“Children Learn What They Read,” a book about multiculturalism and
spirituality in children’s literature. Her fiction and poetry have been
included in numerous anthologies, including Norton’s “Twenty Five and
Under Fiction” and Aunt Lute Books’ “Through the Eye of the Deer: An
Anthology of Native American Women Writers.” Pettigrew also writes for
“News from Indian Country,” “Indian Life” and “Whispering Wind.” She is
the first full-time writer-in-residence at Western Carolina University,
where she teaches Native American literature and creative writing.
Pettigrew holds a master’s of fine arts degree from Ohio State
Price is the author of the “Hiawassee” series, four works of historical
fiction set in his native Western North Carolina. His novel “Freedom’s
Altar” won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award. “The Cock’s Spur” received an
Independent Publisher Book Award as one of the Ten Outstanding Books of
2001 and also won the Historical Fiction Award of the North Carolina
Society of Historians. His latest novel, “Where the Water-Dogs Laughed,”
was a first finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award for
Historical Fiction. Price was a Washington lobbyist, management
consultant, urban planner and journalist before returning to North
Carolina to be a full-time writer. He holds a master’s degree in public
administration from UNC Chapel Hill.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Special Academic Programs at
- Tommy Hays, Great Smokies Writing Program Director, 828/254-1389
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,