Lee Zacharias

7:00 PM, Thursday, October 18, 2018
UNCG Faculty Center
Fiction reading

The MFA Writing Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and The Greensboro Review will host a fiction reading by Lee Zacharias on Thursday, October 18th at 7PM in the UNCG Faculty Center on College Avenue. The event will celebrate the release of Zacharias' latest novel, Across the Great Lake. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.

Lee Zacharias is the author of a collection of short stories, Helping Muriel Make It Through the Night; three novels, Across the Great LakeLessons, and At Random; and a collection of personal essays, The Only Sounds We Make. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, North Carolina's Sir Walter Raleigh Award, Southern Humanities Review's Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award, Prairie Schooner's Glenna Luschei Award, and a Silver Medal in Creative Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (the IPPYs). At Random was a finalist in literary fiction for the 2013 International Book Awards, the National Indie Lit Awards, and the USA Best Book Awards.

Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, including, among others, The Southern ReviewShenandoahFive PointsGettysburg ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewOutdoor Photographer, and Our State. Ten times her essays have been named Notable Essays of the Year by The Best American Essays, which reprinted her essay "Buzzards" in The Best American Essays 2008. For a decade she served as editor of The Greensboro Review.

She holds degrees from Indiana University, Hollins College, and the University of Arkansas, and has taught at Princeton University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she is Emerita Professor of English, as well as many conferences, most recently the Wildacres Writers Workshop.