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Press Release : Writers at Home

Writers at Home Series Continues March 18
Patrick Finn & Michael McFee

UNC Asheville's 2006-07 Writers at Home Series continues with readings by local writers Patrick Finn and Michael McFee at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Writers at Home is part of the Great Smokies Writing Program, a consortium of Western North Carolina writers and UNC Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.

Finn's fiction has appeared in many literary publications, including "Quarterly West," "Ploughshares," "The Richmond Review," "Third Coast," "Punk Planet" and the Houghton Mifflin collection "Best American Mystery Stories 2004." He received a Distinguished Story Citation in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and is currently working on a novel set in a bowling alley in the California desert. Finn teaches writing at UNC Asheville.

McFee has published nine volumes of poetry, most recently "Shinemaster" and "The Smallest Talk," a collection of one-line poems. His first book of prose, "The Napkin Manuscripts," was released in 2006. Finn is editor of "The Language They Speak is Things to Eat" and "This is Where We Live," both anthologies of contemporary North Carolina poems and short stories. He has received numerous awards, including the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association, the UNC Chapel Hill Students' Undergraduate Teaching Award and Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. An Asheville native, McFee teaches poetry writing and North Carolina literature at UNC Chapel Hill.

Please call Elaine Fox@828/ 232-5122 with any questions you may have.

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