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HPU to Host Local Authors Sáma and Catanzano

08.20.2014
Metta Sama

Metta Sama

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 20, 2014 – High Point University will host authors Metta Sáma and Amy Catanzano as the first event of the 2014-15 Phoenix Reading Series & Festival. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

Sáma, assistant professor and director of creative writing at Salem College in Winston-Salem, and Catanzano, assistant professor of English and poet-in-residence and director of creative writing at Wake Forest University, will each give readings from their works, followed by a Q&A session, book sale, book signing and light reception.

“Their readings will expose HPU faculty and students, as well as the community at large, to innovative creative writing and thought at the forefront of American letters,” says Dr. Jacob Paul, assistant professor of English, who helped organize the event.

Amy Catanzano

Amy Catanzano

Sáma is the author of “Nocturne Trio” and “South of Here.” Her poems, fiction, creative non-fiction, and book reviews have been published or are forthcoming in “Blackbird,” “Drunken Boat,” “Esque,” “The Owls,” “Pebble Lake Review,” “Reverie” and “Vinyl,” among others. Sáma received her M.F.A. and M.A. from Western Michigan and her Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton.

Catanzano’s most recent book is the fiction and poetry hybrid “Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella.” Her second book, “Multiversal,” received the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry. Catanzano has an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

The Phoenix Reading Series & Festival brings a diverse array of writers and thinkers to the HPU campus each year. It is sponsored in part by an HPU Cultural Enrichment Grant. This year’s series is produced in conjunction with the HPU Year of the Arts.

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