UNC Asheville's 2008-09 Writers at Home Series
wraps up with readings from authors Marc Fitten and Mindy Friddle at
3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Malaprops's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood
St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
Fitten, a published author and editor, is the recipient of the Paul
Bowles Fellowship for Fiction. He has published work in "Prairie
Schooner," "The Louisville Review" and online at "Esquire." Fitten's
debut novel, "Valeria's Last Stand," was released this month in nine
countries. He is currently a doctoral student at Georgia State
University and lives in Atlanta where he is the editor of "The
Friddle was awarded the 2008-09 Individual Artist Fellowship in
prose from the South Carolina Arts Commission and has twice won the
South Carolina Fiction Prize. Her first novel, "The Garden Angel,"
was selected for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers
program in 2004 and was a National Public Radio Summer Reading pick.
Friddle's second novel, "Secret Keepers," was recently released. She
currently lives in Greenville, S.C. where she writes a column for
the Greenville Journal and she also directs the Writing Room, a
community-based nonprofit program to bring writers to Greenville for
seminars and readings.
The Writers at Home Series is sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great
Smokies Writing Program. For more information, call the program at