UNC Asheville's 2006-07 Writers at Home Series
continues with readings by local writers Patrick Finn and Michael
McFee at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55
Haywood St., downtown Asheville. 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
Finn's fiction has appeared in many literary
publications, including "Quarterly West," "Ploughshares," "The
Richmond Review," "Third Coast," "Punk Planet" and the Houghton
Mifflin collection "Best American Mystery Stories 2004." He received
a Distinguished Story Citation in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and
is currently working on a novel set in a bowling alley in the
California desert. Finn teaches writing at UNC Asheville.
McFee has published nine volumes of poetry,
most recently "Shinemaster" and "The Smallest Talk," a
collection of one-line poems. His first book of prose, "The Napkin
Manuscripts," was released in 2006. McFee is editor of "The Language They Speak is
Things to Eat" and "This is Where We Live," both anthologies of
contemporary North Carolina poems and short stories. He has received
numerous awards, including the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award from the
Western North Carolina Historical Association, the UNC Chapel Hill
Students' Undergraduate Teaching Award and Roanoke-Chowan Award for
Poetry from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.
An Asheville native, McFee teaches poetry writing and North Carolina
literature at UNC Chapel Hill.
For more information, call Tommy Hays, Great
Smokies Writing Program director, at 828/250-2351.