Thursday, February 07, 2008

Flood Reading Series

Coming Soon:

This February 24th at 1:00 p.m. the Flood Gallery (109 Roberts
Street) is honored to host a reading of these four writers:

Tamiko Murray, a UNC-A graduate, raised in Chicago and Los Angeles has
called Asheville her home for twelve years. A 2007 Asheville Arts
Council grant recipient, Murray writes commentaries for the Mountain
Xpress and her short stories have been published both locally and
nationally. She presently teaches creative writing through a grant
from Arts to People.

Lori Horvitz' short stories, poetry, and personal essays have appeared
in ournals and anthologies including The Southeast Review, The Salt
River Review, Hotel Amerika, The Coe Review, Thirteenth Moon, The
Mochila Review, Calyx, and Quarter After Eight. She was awarded
writing fellowships from FundaciĆ³n Valparaiso, The Ragdale Foundation,
Yaddo, Cottages at Hedgebrook, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts,
and Blue Mountain Center. She is an Associate Professor of Literature
and Language at UNC- Asheville.

Joanna Knowles is a Creative Writing Major at the UNC-Asheville, where
she received the 2007-2008 Topp/Grillot scholarship for poetry. She
has lived in the Asheville area for 18 years Two of her poems are
published in the current edition of the Nantahala Review and she has
published poems and essays in the Mountain Xpress and Rapid River.

Alfred A. Knopf published Katherine Min's novel, SECONDHAND WORLD, in
October 2006. In May 2007, she was the finalist for the PEN/Bingham
Award for "an exceptionally talented writer whose debut work
represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great
promise." Min's stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, Ploughshares,
The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, Confrontation, River Styx,
and Glimmer Train. One of her stories, "Courting a Monk", was included
in The Pushcart Book of Short Stories, a collection of the best
Pushcart Prize stories of the last twenty-five years. Another story,
"Eyelids", was listed as a "Distinguished Story" in The Best American
Short Stories of 1997; and "The Brick" was performed at the Getty
Museum in L.A., for National Public Radio's Selected Shorts program in
1999. Min received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1992,
and New Hampshire Arts Council Fellowships in 1995 & 2004. She
teaches creative writing and literature at the UNC-Asheville.

Please join us for our first reading of the 2008 calendar year.

Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is a non-profit arts organization
dedicated to promoting the arts in Asheville through the exhibition of
established and emerging artists from all over the world. Through
artist-residency programs, public events and workshops, and
educational activities, Flood Gallery seeks to make art a vital and
important part of life in Asheville. The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
is a membership organization. You can find out more by visiting the
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