This year’s Winter Gathering of Writers will showcase two poets on Wednesday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. in E157 Allgood Hall. Opal Moore, chair of the Department of English at Spelman College in Atlanta, teaches fiction and poetry writing and African American literature. Her work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Collaloo Magazine, Connecticut Review, Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women’s Humor, and Homeplaces: Stories of the South by Women Writers. Dr. Moore will be reading from her collection of poems, Lot’s Daughters, which was accepted for publication by Third World Press in Chicago.
A native of Seattle, Chris Forhan is an assistant professor of English at Auburn University in Alabama. He received a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, and a second master’s degree from the University of Virginia. His first book, Forgive Us Our Happiness, won the Bakeless Prize, which was established to support emerging writers. Professor Forhan has published two full-length collections, most recently The Actual Moon, The Actual Starts. His poetry has won a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, New England Review, and other magazines.
The conference, which highlights notable regional poets and fiction writers, is a complementary event to ASU’s three-day Sandhills Writers’ Conference and is also directed by Professor of English Anthony Kellman.
“The Sandhills Writers’ Conference is arguably one of the most prominent regional writers’ conferences,” Professor Kellman says. “We didn’t have a forum for the best of the new writers in the Southeast, and so I founded the Winter Gathering of Writers in 1990, and the program became a showcase for new Southeastern writers.”
The Winter Gathering of Writers is free and open to the public. There is a registration fee for anyone interested in participating in the Sandhills Writers’ Conference. For more information, contact Professor Kellman in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communications at 737-1500.
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