UNC Asheville’s 2006-07 Writers at Home Series
kicks off with readings by local writers Christopher Brookhouse and
Gary Ettari at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 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.
Brookhouse has published five novels, one story
collection and two books of poetry. “A Selfish Woman,” his most
recent novel, was nominated for the National Book Award. “Fog,” his
recent story collection, won the New Hampshire biennial fiction
award. A former professor at Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill, Brookhouse
was founding editor of the film journal Hitchcock Annual. He lives
Ettari, a poet, has been published in Poetry
Northwest, Tar River Poetry and the North Carolina Literary Review.
He was the first runner-up in the 2005 Randall Jarrell Chapbook
Contest and has recently completed his first novel. He received his
master’s degree in poetry and a doctorate in Renaissance literature
from the University of Washington. He is an assistant professor of
literature and language at UNC Asheville. He lives in Candler.
For more information, call Elaine Fox, UNC
Asheville director of Extension and Distance Education, at