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September 2017

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Stephanie Watts

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Stephanie Powell Watts won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her debut story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need (2012), also named one of 2013’s Best Summer Reads by O: The Oprah Magazine. Her short fiction has been included in two volumes of the Best New Stories from the South anthology and honored with a Pushcart Prize. Ms. Powell Watts’s stories explore the lives of African Americans in fast food and factory jobs, working door to door as Jehovah’s Witness…

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November 2017

Phoenix Literary Festival – Wayne Koestenbaum

November 10 - November 11
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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HPU welcomes Wayne Koestenbaum, a Harvard University graduate with an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Princeton University. After being named co-winner of the 1989 Discovery/The Nation poetry contest, he published his first collection of poetry, Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems (Persea Books, 1990), which was chosen as one of The Village Voice Literary Supplement’s “Favorite Books of 1990.” About his poetry, David Lehman has said, “Wayne Koestenbaum has been writing poems so dashing and poignant, so…

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