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.