A Reading by Michael Parker

7 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2012
UNCG Faculty Center
Fiction reading

The MFA Writing Program, The Greensboro Review, and the UNCG Center for Creative Writing in the Arts will host a reading by Michael Parker on Thursday, October 4th, at 7:00 PM in the UNCG Faculty Center on College Avenue. The reading will celebrate the paperback release of Parker’s best-selling novel, The Watery Part of the World. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and a book signing.

Michael Parker is the author of five novels – Hello Down There, Towns Without Rivers, Virginia Lovers, If You Want Me To Stay, The Watery Part of the World and two collections of stories, The Geographical Cure and Don’t Make Me Stop Now. A new novel, Five Thousand Dollar Car, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in 2013. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of journals including Five Points, the Georgia Review, the New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, and Shenandoah. He has received fellowships in fiction from the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Hobson Award for Arts and Letters, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia, he is a Professor in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.