Ben Newgard and Forrest Rapier

7:00 PM, Friday, February 16, 2018
Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm Street
Thesis reading

The MFA Writing Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will host a fiction and poetry reading by Ben Newgard and Forrest Rapier on Friday, February 16th at 7PM at Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm Street. A part of the MFA Writing Program's 2018 Thesis Reading Series, the event is free and open to the public.

Forrest Rapier is originally from from Jacksonville, Florida and attended undergraduate at Florida State University. He is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he teaches in the Department of English. His work is forthcoming in The Portland Review.

Benjamin Newgard has lived in Texas, North Carolina, New York, California, and Oregon, but still calls Chapel Hill home. Before beginning his MFA at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Ben earned a BA in English and American Literature at New York University; apprenticed for a film and TV composer in Los Angeles; then somehow wound up running the phones for a mega-yacht company in Portland, OR. When he isn't writing, he's probably testing awful cocktail recipes on himself, or singing karaoke at Westerwood Tavern (poorly).