Fred Chappell

7:00 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2019
UNCG Faculty Center
Poetry reading

The MFA Writing Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and The Greensboro Review will host a poetry reading by Fred Chappell on Thursday, September 12th at 7PM in the UNCG Faculty Center on College Avenue. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.

Fred Chappell is the author of more than a dozen books of verse, two story collections, and eight novels. His latest collection of poems, As If It Were, was released by LSU Press in April 2019. A native of Canton in the mountains of western North Carolina, he taught at UNCG for over 40 years, where he helped establish the MFA Writing Program. He is the winner of, among other awards, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the Aiken Taylor Prize, and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He was the Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002.