Great Smokies Review authors will read at Malaprop’s “Writers at Home” event, May 15


Six contributing writers to UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Review literary magazine will share their works when the Writers at Home series resumes at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event, hosted by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

The presenting authors will be:

Belle Crawford received her master’s degree in creative writing from Manchester University in England and her novel, When We Fall was one of three finalists in the annual fiction contest sponsored by Mulcahy and Conway Literary Associates in London. Her fiction has been published in Barrelhouse, DiddleDog, The Smoking Poet, Glossolalia, and For Every Year.

Judi Goldenberg, who will present her creative nonfiction, currently reviews fiction for Publishers Weekly. Her short stories have appeared in small literary journals and her columns in the Asheville Citizen-Times as well as The Great Smokies Review.

Stephen Goldman plays guitar in the band Melissa and the No Requests and his participation in the Listen to This—Stories in Performance series at 35below at Asheville Community Theatre has sparked an interest in writing essays and short stories.

Deborah Fulton Anderson lived in Europe for three decades, was a staff writer for Luxembourg’s City Magazine and edited the 400-page guide Living in Luxembourg. Her short stories are published in Writing from a Small Country and So Far and Yet So Near: Stories of Americans Abroad.

Alice Gregory will read from her poetry. She has had poems published in The Great Smokies Review and is the author of a children’s book, The Truck with Three Names.

Mike Ross, author of the poetry book Small Engine Repair (Finishing Line Press, 2015), will read from his works. He teaches a course in poetry at OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.

The Great Smokies Review is issued twice annually and is available at


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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