Writers at Home Series Kicks Off 2005-06 Season August 21;
Local Authors Cathy Smith Bowers and Julia Nunnally Duncan to Read
UNC Ashville’s 2005-06 Writers at Home Series kicks
off with readings by Cathy Smith Bowers and Julia Nunnally Duncan at 3
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 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.
Bowers has published three books of poetry, “A Book
of Minutes,” “Traveling in Time of Danger” and “The Love that Ended
Yesterday in Texas.” Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly,
The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review and
dozens of other publications. Bowers has won numerous awards, including
the General Electric Award for Younger Writers and a South Carolina
Poetry Fellowship. She currently teaches in the master’s of fine arts
program in creative writing at Queens. She lives in Tryon with her
Duncan has published two short story collections,
“The Stone Carver” and “Blue Ridge Shadows.” Her novel manuscript,
“Drops of the Night,” was named a finalist in the 2005 Novello Literary
Award competition. She has had recent work published in Victoria Press
and Appalachian Heritage. Duncan recently completed a full-length poetry
collection, “An Endless Tapestry.” A native of Western North Carolina,
Duncan credits her upbringing in the textile town of Marion as an
inspiration for her work. She currently teaches English at McDowell
Technical Community College.
For more information, call Elaine Fox, UNC
Asheville director of Extension and Distance Education, at 828/232-5122.
- Dr. Elaine Fox, UNC Asheville Director of Extension and Distance
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,