Smart Bets: Naima Coster

Fresh off the December publication of her debut novel, Halsey Street, acclaimed author Naima Coster heads to Asheville for a pair of readings. On Saturday, April 28, 6-7 p.m., the visiting assistant professor of writing at Wake Forest University shares her essay from This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home at the Flatiron Writers Room. She’ll be joined by two fellow anthology contributors and creative writing professors: Catina Bacote (Warren Wilson College) and Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas (Virginia Commonwealth University). The following day at 1 p.m., the attention shifts to Halsey Street, which received a starred review from Kirkus. Coster will read from and discuss it at Firestorm Books & Coffee. Both events are free to attend. flatironwritersroom.com; firestorm.coop. Author photo courtesy of Coster

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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