MENU

Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU

Posted on November 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.

Share Button

EVENTS & DEADLINES

View All Events

University News

HPU theatre majors hold superhero capes they made for members of the High Point Fire Department to keep on hand and give to children in difficult times.
Theatre Majors Create Superhero Capes for HPFD and Local Children
read more
McCall Letterle
Alumna to be Featured on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’
read more
Thomas Wolfe
HPU Adds New Historical Sculpture to Campus
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.