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January 2015

Phoenix Reading Series: Lee Zacharias & Michael Gaspeny

January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
High Point University Phillips Hall Francis Auditorium, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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February 2015

Phoenix Reading Series: Jacqueline Osherow

February 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
High Point University Phillips Hall Francis Auditorium, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Jacqueline Osherow is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Whitethorn (LSU Press, 2011.)  Her seventh collection, Ultimatum from Paradise, is  forthcoming from LSU Press in 2014.  She’s received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National  Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a number of prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Her poems have appeared in many…

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April 2015

Phoenix Reading Series: Brian Evenson

April 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
High Point University Phillips Hall Francis Auditorium, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection Windeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and the novel Immobility (Tor 2012), both of which were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. His novel Last Days won the American Library Association's RUSA award in 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark…

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December 2015

English Majors & Minors Brunch

December 10, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

English Majors and Minors: Usher in the winter season with High Point University's Department of English at our holiday brunch! Come enjoy delicious food while meeting English faculty and other students in your major/minor. RSVP at by December 7th.

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January 2016

Phoenix Reading Series – Ali Schultheis-Moore

January 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Ballroom

Called "extremely funny and mordant" by author Sherman Alexie, Xhenet Aliu's debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction and was released in September 2013. Her fiction and essays have appeared in journals such as Glimmer Train, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Necessary Fiction, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere, and she has received multiple scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation, and a fellowship from the Djerassi Resident…

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February 2016

Phoenix Reading Series – Susan McCarty

February 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Susan McCarty is an assistant professor of English at Salisbury University on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her stories and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, West Branch, Indiana Review, Barrelhouse, Utne Reader, Iowa Review, Everyday Genius, Tarpaulin Sky and other tasty places and her short story collection, Anatomies, was published by Aforementioned Productions in June 2015. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Creative Writing PhD from the University of Utah. In her past…

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March 2016

Phoenix Reading Series – Stuart Dischell & Michael Parker

March 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Ballroom

Stuart Dischell teaches poetry writing as well as modern and contemporary poetry. He is the author of four collections of poems: Evenings & Avenues, Good Hope Road, Dig Safe, and Backwards Days. He has received honors and awards from the National Poetry Series, the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. His work appears in a number of journals and anthologies, including Good Poems, Hammer and Blaze, and…

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April 2016

Phoenix Reading Series – Dao Strom

April 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Ballroom

Dao Strom is the author of the 2015 hybrid memoir We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People about navigating between her upbringing as a Vietnamese refugee and her American identity. She is the author of two previous books of fiction, Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003) and The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys (2006). She is also a writer of songs. About her 2006 fiction collection, The New Yorker said, “Quietly beautiful, Strom’s stories are hip without being ironic.”…

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October 2016

English Club Open Mic Night

October 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Day Bakery
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November 2016

Hanging Rock with the English Club

November 12, 2016

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