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Join us for a reading and presentation, "Where Research Meets Imagination," with Katey Schultz, award-winning, North Carolina author. Katey will read from her recent collection, Flashes of War, share a short video, and discuss her writing process, followed by a Q & A with the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Held at Asheville's Shambhala Meditation Center on Friday, Dec. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
The stories in Flashes of War focus on the tiny moments and impossible decisions made on all sides of the global war on terror, paying witness to the hope and suffering of our shared struggle. Katey will discuss what compels a civilian who has never been to the Middle East to write about war, and also the techniques she used in order to gain critical praise from literary organizations and to win the Book of the Year award from military critics.
Katey Schultz lives in Celo, North Carolina where she resides in a 1970 Airstream trailer bordering the Pisgah National Forest. She is a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in writing program and recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council. Her collection, Flashes of War, won the 2013 Gold Medal Book of the Year for literary fiction from the Military Writers Society of America.