Writers at Home Series

Writers at Home

Are you interested in hearing local and regional writers read from their own works? Join us for our Writers at Home Series! Started by novelist and longtime former Program Director Tommy Hays and sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, events are free and open to the public. Monthly readings are held at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month during Fall and Spring semesters.

Coming this Fall

  • October 17: UNCA’s Comfort & Topp-Grillot Award Winners
  • November 21: Fall 2021 Great Smokies Review


Spring 2021

  • January 17: Spring Faculty Reading
    Our first Writers at Home of 2021 featured the following Spring faculty members: Annie Frazier Crandell, Luke Hankins, Mark MacNamara, and Eric Steineger. If you missed it, check out the recording of the stream on YouTube!
  • February 21: Students from Asheville School
    Our February session featured four students from Asheville School who shared their original poems inspired by the works of Langston Hughes, Louise Gluck, Sappho’s fragments, and epic poems such as The Odyssey. Check out the recording on YouTube!
  • March 21: Students from Elizabeth Lutyens’ Prose Master Class
    Our March session featured six students from Elizabeth Lutyens’ Prose Master class, who shared short stories, essays, and excerpts from longer pieces that they’ve been working on in the workshop. Watch the recording on YouTube!
  • April 18: Students from Eric Steineger’s Black Poets of the 20th & 21st Century Class
    Our April session featured three students from Eric Steineger’s Spring poetry class, who shared poems inspired by and responding to the works of Black poets before and during the 20th and 21st centuries. Eric will be leading a version of this class for high school students in the 2021 Young Writers Workshop–check it out! 
  • May 16: Spring 2021 Great Smokies Review
    Our last Writers at Home of the Spring semester featured the following contributors to the Spring 2021 issue of The Great Smokies Review: Emma Castleberry, Josh Baru, Darren Dahl, Carson Minow, Nicole Farmer, Priscilla Frake, and Dana Lichty. Watch the recording on YouTube!

You will be able to view Fall 2020 sessions of Writers at Home on Malaprop’s YouTube page! For now check out their other Fall author events, including conversations with former GSWP instructors Sebastian Matthews and Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle.