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Regional Superstars: Poet Julie Funderburk and Fiction Writer Keith Lee Morris

Tuesday, April 4th at 7 p.m.

Readings and Discussions with book signings to follow


Tate Hall


Julie FunderburkJulie Funderburk’s full-length collection of poetry The Door that Always Opens was published by LSU Press in the fall of 2016. Her work appears in literary journals such as 32 Poems, Best New Poets, Blackbird, The Cincinnati Review, and Ploughshares, and her chapbook Thoughts to Fold into Birds is available from Unicorn Press. For her poetry, she has been awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers’ conferences. She serves as a Board of Trustees member for the North Carolina Writers’ Network, is an Emeritus Poetry Editor at storySouth, and teaches at Queens University of Charlotte.

Read “Planetarium (One Adult Admission)” from Blackbird here.

Keith Lee MorrisKeith Lee Morris is the author of Travelers Rest (2016) two previous novels, The Greyhound God and The Dart League King, a Barnes & Noble Discover pick. His short stories have been published in New Stories from the South, Tin House, A Public Space, New England Review, and Southern Review, which awarded him its Eudora Welty Prize in fiction. Morris lives in South Carolina, where he is a professor of creative writing at Clemson University.

Read an excerpt from Travelers Rest at the publisher’s site here.