Phoenix Reading Series to Feature Alan Michael Parker

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2014 – Novelist and poet Alan Michael Parker will soon be welcomed to the High Point University campus as part of the Phoenix Reading Series & Festival. Held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall on campus, the event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

Parker will give readings from his work followed by a brief question-and-answer session, a book sale, book signing and light reception.

Parker is the Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College. He is most recently the author of the novel, “The Committee on Town Happiness,” and the collection of poems, “Long Division.” Parker has also published seven previous collections of poems and two earlier novels. He has served as editor of several publications, and his poetry and prose have appeared in numerous places, including The American Poetry Review, The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker.

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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