Liz Robbins and Caroline McCoy
November 30 | 6:00 pm
This event is co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents series and Appalachian Journal
Poet Liz Robbins‘ (she/her) third collection, Freaked, won the 2015 Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award, judged by Bruce Bond; her second collection, Play Button, won the 2012 Cider Press Review Book Award, judged by Patricia Smith. Her first collection is Hope, As the World Is a Scorpion Fish (University of Nebraska, 2008), and her chapbook, Girls Turned Like Dials, won the 8th Annual YellowJacket Press Prize (2012). Her poems have appeared in Adroit Journal, Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, BOAAT, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, and Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac; her poems are in recent or forthcoming issues of Cimarron Review, Five Points, The Missouri Review, The Penn Review, and Rattle. She received a Pushcart nomination from Fugue and has judged contests for Elixir Press, Ploughshares, and New Ohio Review. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida, and works as a poetry screener for Ploughshares.
Fiction writer Caroline McCoy is the author of the story collection Museum of Hard Times. Caroline grew up in Greensboro, NC, and now lives in Savannah, Ga. Among many places, her writing has appeared in the Raleigh Review, The Georgia Review, Blackbird Journal, Juked, and Electric Literature. She earned her M.F.A. from Emerson College and was a 2019 Artist in Residence with Crosstown Arts in Memphis.
Admission is FREE and open to the public
Thursday, November 30
Craft Talk: 3:30-4:45pm
Book sales and signing will follow.
Plemmons Student Union 201B, Table Rock Room
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Susan Weinberg at email@example.com
ABOUT THE VISITING WRITERS SERIES
The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of the late Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award recipient, past member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees and ASU Foundation, long time member of the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Board, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University.
THE HUGHLENE BOSTIAN FRANK VISITING WRITERS SERIES IS SUPPORTED BY
- Appalachian Journal
- Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc.
- Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs
- Belk Library
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Department of English
- The Schaefer Center Presents
- University Bookstore
- The Gideon Ridge Inn
- Hellbender Bed and Beverage
- Thomas McLaughlin
- Alice Naylor
- Paul and Judy Tobin