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! The series was started by novelist and longtime former Program Director Tommy Hays and held at Malaprop’s Bookstore / Café.

Today, the series is hosted by Program Coordinator Jennifer McGaha, and held at Malaprop’s and Story ParlorEvents are free and open to the public. 

Spring 2024

  • January 21, 7pm at Story Parlor: GSWP Faculty & Staff Reading featuring Jacqui Castle, Ken Chamlee, Barbara Roether, Jamie Tews, Lauren Yero, and more.
  • February 18, 5pm at Malaprop’s: “The Art of Spiritual Writing” featuring Rick Chess, Jessica Jacobs, Molly Bolton, and Luke Hankins
  • March 17, 5pm at Malaprop’s: Tommy Hays & Elizabeth Lutyens
  • April 29 (Monday), 6-8pm at Blue Mountain Pizza in Weaverville

    • In lieu of our regularly scheduled Writers at Home, and in celebration of National Poetry Month, please consider attending Weaverville Wordplay’s Poetry Open Mic (hosted by friend of the program Mel Kelley)! Signups begin at 6pm for 6:30pm reading start; readers get 4 minutes each. Just buy a drink to attend (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available). And of course, pizza is also available for purchase. Thanks to Weaverville Wordplay for the invitation!
  • May 19, 7pm at Story Parlor: The Great Smokies Review Celebration
    • This reading is free to attend, but space is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm and seating is first come, first served.


Fall 2023

  • August 27:  GSWP Faculty & Staff Reading featuring Erin Hallagan Clare, Annie Frazier Crandell, Lilly Danzis, Meagan Lucas, Sebastian Matthews, Jennifer McGaha, and Brit Washburn
  • September 17: “Wild Women Writers” featuring Danny Bernstein, Rachel Durchslag, Nancy East, and Amber Niven; moderated by Jennifer McGaha
  • October 15: “Pivoting Poets” featuring Karen Luke Jackson, Kathleen Calby, Paige Gilchrist, and Brit Washburn; moderated by Erin Hallagan Clare
  • November 19: GSWP Student Open Mic Night
  • December 10: Great Smokies Review Fall 2023 Celebration featuring Rebecca Beck, Ginny Callaway, Anne-Marie Dany, Hope Donnellan, Sondra Hall, Tom Meyer, and Patrick Pickering

You can view earlier sessions of Writers at Home and other author events on Malaprop’s YouTube page.