Visiting Writers

David Ebershoff

Film screening: Feb. 19, 2018 at 7 p.m., The Grotto in Highsmith Union.

The Danish Girl will screen in the Highsmith Union Grotto in advance of Ebershoff's reading.

This event is free and open to everyone.

Reading: Feb. 21, 2018 at 7 p.m., Ingles Mountain View Room in Sherrill Center.

David Ebershoff's debut novel, The Danish Girl, was adapted into an Oscar-winning film, and is listed by The New York Times on a timeline of 25 books that "have shaped LGBTQ literature" over the past 20 years. He is now the author of three acclaimed novels.

David Ebershoff is UNC Asheville's Goodman Endowed Visiting Writer for spring 2018.

This event is free and open to everyone.


Alicia Jo Rabins: The Complicated Lives of Biblical Women

Performance: Mar. 6, 2018 at 7 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall

Join us for an intimate evening of performance with Alicia Jo Rabins. Rabins weaves together art-pop songs and poetry, violin and electronic loop pedal, feminist Torah scholarship and a voice described as "gorgeous" by The New York Times. She's a former member of the klezmer-punk band Golem and has released five albums of original music.

This event is free and open to everyone.


Kerri French and Stephanie Rogers

Reading: Apr. 2, 2018 at 7 p.m., Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall.

Kerri French is the author of Every Room in the Body (Moon City Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Moon City Poetry Award. Stephanie Rogers is the author of Plucking the Stinger (Saturnalia Books, 2016), and has appeared in the Best New Poets anthology three times (2006, 2009, 2013). Both are graduates of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro.

This event is free and open to everyone.


Don Morrill and Lisa Birnbaum

Reading: Apr. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m., Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall.

Don Morrill will be reading from his new novel, Beaut, published by Carolina Wren Press.

This event is free and open to everyone.


Joy Harjo

Reading: Apr. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m., Lipinsky Hall Auditorium.

A native of Oklahoma and member of the Mvskoke Nation, Joy Harjo has won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. She is a recording artist, the author of seven books of poetry, and the coming-of-age book, For a Girl Becoming.

This event is part of UNC Asheville's Visiting Writers Series and the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Series.

This event is free and open to everyone.