Emma Liston and Michelle Reed

7:00 PM, Friday, February 9, 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 Emma Liston and Michelle Reed on Friday, February 9th 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.

Emma Listen is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and is a 2012 graduate of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School; she graduated cum laude with a major in English and a minor in Italian from the University of Mississippi in 2016. This year she was named the recipient of the Randall Jerrell Fellowship, and in the past she has won writing awards from the Southern Literary Festival, the Mississippi Literary Competition, and the Eudora Welty Writing Competition. She is currently working on her first novel.

Michelle Reed's first book of poems, I Don't Need to Make a Pretty Thing, was a runner-up for the Hudson Prize and is available from Black Lawrence Press. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Verse Daily, The Fem, Waxwing, and Salt Hill, among others. Recently, she was a semifinalist for The Florida Review Editor's Prize in Nonfiction and a finalist for North Carolina Literary Review's Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize.