From UNC Asheville News Services:
UNC Asheville’s undergraduate writing scholarship winners will present their works in the next installment of UNC Asheville’s Writers at Home series. Authors include Ryan-Ashley Anderson, Lily Latini, Matthew Owens, Mary Ellen Phillips, and Chett Tiller. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
Ryan-Ashley Anderson, winner of the Carl Sandburg Prize in Poetry, is a senior in the Creative Writing program. She writes confessional poetry and creative nonfiction, exploring generational patterns, legacy, and family history.
Lily Latini, a senior and winner of the Topp/Grillot Poetry Scholarship, writes poetry that deals personally with family, gender, and sexuality.
Matthew Owens, winner of the Comfort Award in Creative Writing, was born in Memphis and now lives in Asheville where he co-hosts Juniper Bends, a quarterly reading series. He has published in various journals including Pig, Headwaters, Hobart and decomP. He is the also the recipient of the Oculus Award and the Thomas Wolfe Award.
Mary Ellen Phillips, winner of the Topp/Grillot Poetry Scholarship is an Interdisciplinary Studies major studying Poetry of Personal Transformation through creative writing, ethnography, psychology, and wellness studies. She is a recipient of the Appalachian College Association-UNC Asheville Grant for Undergraduate Research titled The Poetics of Community, through which she has been teaching poetry to a small group of stay-at-home mothers focusing on the poetry of everyday life.
The Writers at Home series is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program. For more information about the program, visit http://agc.unca.edu/great-smokies-writing-program or call 828/250-2353.