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Poet Tina Barr and novelist Bonnie MacDougal will kick off the Writers at Home fall series with a reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is free and open to the public.
Tina Barr’s poems have appeared in anthologies and journals including The Antioch Review, Brilliant Corners, Crab Orchard Review, The Mississippi Review, Notre Dame Review, Shenandoah, and Witness. She has won three chapbook awards as well as the Tupelo Press Editor's Prize for her book, The Gathering Eye. She formerly directed the creative writing program at Rhodes College, in Memphis, where she was Charles R. Glover Chair of English Studies.
Bonnie MacDougal is a former Philadelphia lawyer and the author of four novels about lawyers and the law, including Breach of Trust (Gallery Books, 2002) and Common Pleas (The Earnshaw Press, 2003). Her novels have been translated into eight foreign languages, and two were selected as book of the month by Club France Loisirs in Paris. MacDougal received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Both authors will be teaching classes for the Great Smokies Writing Program’s fall semester. For more information about the Writers at Home series and the Great Smokies Writing Program, call the program at 828.250.2353 or visit agc.unca.edu.