Asheville’s 2006-07 Writers at Home Series continues with readings
by local writers Christine Hale and Vicki Lane at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 21, 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 the public.
fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in many literary
publications, including “North Dakota Review,” “Apalachee Review”
and the Beacon Press anthology “The Leap Years.” Her short fiction
earned a Pushcart nomination and has been a finalist for the Glimmer
Train Short Story Award for New Writers. Hale is the author of a
novel, “Basil’s Dream,” and is current at work on a memoir and a
second novel. A fellow of the MacDowell, Ucross, Hedgebrook and
Hambridge colonies and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Hale
holds the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellowship at Warren Wilson College.
She is also on the faculty of the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference
at the University of the South.
Lane is the
author of the Elizabeth Goodweather mystery series from Bantom Dell.
She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of South
Florida and has taught high school English in Florida. She said
goodbye to Florida 31 years ago, and seduced by “The Whole Earth
Catalogue” and “Mother Earth News,” moved with her husband to a farm
in Madison County and learned to milk cows and raise tobacco. She
began writing in 2000 and was 62 years old when her first novel was
information, call Elaine Fox, UNC Asheville director of Extension
and Distance Education, at 828/232-5122.