Thursday, February 25 2021
Event Location: Virtual via Zoom
Event Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join the Department of English and Literature in welcoming author Kathryn Schwille to campus, virtually, for a reading and discussion of her novel What Luck, This Life.
This is an event in the Darlene J. Gravett Visiting Writers Series. If interested in attending the webinar, you will need to register before the event. Click on the button below.
Kathryn Schwille is the author of the novel, What Luck, This Life, selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of the best southern books of 2018. Her short stories have appeared in New Letters, Memorious, Crazyhorse, Literary Hub and other journals, and have twice been cited for Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize. In 2013 she received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. A former editor at The Charlotte Observer, she’s a graduate of the MFA program at Warren Wilson College and has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Hambridge Center for the Arts and Sciences.
Described by Booklist as a “deeply thought-provoking novel,” What Luck, This Life was awarded a Bronze Medal in Literary Fiction from the Independent Book Publishers. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviewer wrote: “Each word of this slim novel is impactful. Despite the characters’ grim undertaking, the world Schwille envisions is one no reader will ever want to leave.”
Kathryn Schwille lives in Charlotte, where she is an editor and mentor to writers and teaches at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts.
More about the book can be found here: https://www.hubcity.org/books/fiction/what-luck-this-life
“The Darlene J. Gravett Visiting Writer Series Fund is established for Gardner Webb University, a North Carolina corporation with its principal offices and educational facilities located in Boiling Springs. This endowed fund was initiated by a gift from Darlene J. Gravett. The fund expresses Darlene J. Gravett’s commitment to the Department of English Language and Literature.
The Darlene J. Gravett Visiting Writer Series Fund was established to provide annual funding for the Department of English Language and Literature to host a visiting writer. The Department will identify and choose a visiting writer and set the program schedule. The visiting writer would be expected to give an address, visit classes, sign books and perform similar activities on campus to faculty, staff, students and community members.”
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