Malaprop’s to host authors from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program

Press Release

University of North Carolina Asheville

Authors participating in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program will read their work, created under the guidance of local author Tommy Hays, in the next installment of the Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville, and is free and open to the public.

Caralyn Davis, Rebecca Gallo, Laurel Hunt, Dwight Martin, Janet Moore, Chance Shiver, Helena Smith and Porter Taylor will present their recent works in fiction and creative nonfiction, developed as part of the “Keeping Ourselves Company” advanced creative prose workshop.

Several of the authors have previously published work.

Caralyn Davis’ fiction and creative nonfiction works have appeared numerous literary journals, including The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Eckleburg Anthology, Superstition Review, Monkeybicycle, Relief Journal, and Deep South. She was the 2011 Dual Publication Award winner for The Drum and Side B Literary Magazine.

Rebecca Gallo’s articles about her travels and experiences during her six months on the Camino de Santiago trail in Europe have been published in Women on Writing and Kaleidoscope, and at

Laurel Hunt has published two books on pet loss and authored numerous articles for the pet industry. Most recently, she published an essay in The Examined Life Journal, a publication of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Porter Taylor is the author of two books: From Anger to Zion—An Alphabet of Faith (Morehouse Publishing, 2004) and To Dream as God Dreams: Sermons of Community, Conversion, and Hope (Morehouse Publishing, 2005).

For more information about the Writers at Home series and the Great Smokies Writing Program, call the program at 828.250.2353 or visit


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