MENU

Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU

11.26.2013

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Novelist, short story writer and cultural critic Lynne Tillman headlined the 43rd annual Phoenix Literary Festival on Nov. 21.

Tillman has authored numerous works, including the novels “No Lease on Life,” “Cast in Doubt,” “Motion Sickness” and “Haunted House.” She serves as professor/writer-in-residence in the Department of English at the University of Albany and serves as the fiction editor for FENCE magazine.

Tillman also took time to workshop with HPU and high school students who submitted and won prizes for their work at the festival the following day.

“I always love to see some of the area’s best high school writers as well as HPU’s best turn out for the Phoenix Festival, and hear them inspired enough to read their poetry, fiction, and nonfiction aloud in the auditorium,” said Georgeanna Sellers, assistant professor of English at HPU. “For some of them it’s their first opportunity to read their work before a large group, and it’s very important to their growth as writers.”

HPU student award winners at the festival included Savanna Champagne, Shannon Curley, Brailey Lisath, Devan Plyler, Lauryn Polo and Cara Sinicropi.

Be Sociable, Share!

    EVENTS & DEADLINES

      Apr
      17
      4.17

      Spring Open House
      Jun
      20
      6.20

      Early Registration
    View the Full Calendar

    University News

    Relay 01
    HPU Raises Thousands for Cancer Research Through ‘Relay For Life’
    read more
    Charmaine Cadeau
    Professor to Headline ‘World Book Night’ Event
    read more
    HPU Civitan Club 2014
    Civitan Club Receives Three International Honors for Service
    read more
    View All

    HPU SOCIAL
    Connect with us
    On the Social page, you can view all of High Point University’s social media feeds, connect to specific majors and schools on Facebook, and get the latest updates about what’s happening on campus.