HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2013 – High Point University will host writers Christine Marshall and Matthew Kirkpatrick to read from their works and answer questions about writing and publishing during the Spring Reading Series. Part of the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, the reading will be held at 7 p.m. on March 18 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session on craft and publishing at 10:30 a.m. on March 19 in the Ballroom of the Wilson School of Commerce. Both events are open to the public.
Marshall’s poems have appeared in publications including “Best American Poetry 2009,” “Angi,” “Beloit Poetry Journal,” “Calyx,” “Cimarron Review,” “Crab Orchard Review,” “RHINO,” and more. She currently teaches creative writing and literature at Davidson College.
Kirkpatrick’s debut story collection, “Light without Heat,” is a sometimes disorienting, often funny, exploration of narrative form. He is a member of The Fiction Collective 2, the nation’s preeminent publisher of experimental fiction. Following the lecture, Kirkpatrick will take questions about experimental fiction. He will also be signing copies of his book, which will be available for sale.
The Spring Reading Series is part of the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, which assists HPU faculty in planning vibrant, intellectually stimulating cultural events that feature nationally renowned academics, artists and performers. The grants support programming in all academic disciplines and help introduce students to thought provoking ideas in art, literature, science, philosophy and business. HPU hosted authors Matthew Batt and Bruce Machart earlier this semester as part of the series.
Parking will be available for community members in the lot behind the Wilson School of Commerce.