New faculty member Xhenet Aliu will give a reading Thursday, August 29, at 7 p.m. in the UNCG Faculty Center. The event will be the first of many readings presented by the MFA in Creative Writing program this year.
Alui joined the MFA in Creative Writing program this month. Her novel, “Brass,” was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, was long-listed for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Book Prize, and was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year First Novel Prize. Her debut fiction collection, “Domesticated Wild Things,” won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Aliu’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Glimmer Train, Hobart, American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere.
A few particular readings in the coming weeks to mark on your calendar:
Michael Parker (professor emeritus) reading – Friday, September 6, 4-6 p.m., with reception. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library
Fred Chappell (professor emeritus and former NC poet laureate) reading from his new book, “As If It Were: – Thursday, September 12, 7 p.m., UNCG Faculty Center
Alumna Nicole Stockburger, reading from her award-winning debut collection, “Beulah Land” – Friday, October 18, 7 p.m., UNCG Faculty Center. This is a UNCG Homecoming event.
See the MFA events Facebook page.