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Visiting Writer Mesha Maren to Read at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

February 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C.— Mesha Maren, visiting writer at UNCW and professor at Duke University, will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, in Kenan Hall Room 1111.

Mesha Maren is the author of the novels Sugar Run and Perpetual West (Algonquin Books). Her short stories and essays can be read in Tin House, The Oxford American, The Guardian, Crazyhorse, Triquarterly, The Southern Review, Ecotone, Sou’wester, Hobart, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation grant, an Appalachian Writing Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She was the 2018-2019 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of English at Duke University and also serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the federal prison camp in Alderson, West Virginia.

All events are free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the department and book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow the reading.

For further information on UNCW’s programs and events in creative writing, please contact the Department of Creative Writing at 910.962.7063 or crw@uncw.edu.


February 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


UNCW Department of Creative Writing
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University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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