The DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the 2022-23 academic year with a new year-round format, will host a free virtual reading with authors Ron Rash and Bonnie Jo Campbell from noon to 1 p.m. Monday via Zoom.
The DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts spotlights a variety of well-known local, regional and national authors, and includes a mix of in-person and virtual events throughout the year. All events are free and open to the public.
To attend the virtual reading on Monday, register at https://dmacc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4fgW2TzpRBSfcruL6acbTg.
About the Authors: Ron Rash and Bonnie Jo Campbell
Ron Rash is the author of ‘Serena’, a 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestseller which was made into a film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, as well as ‘Above the Waterfall’ and four winners . novels: “The Cove”, “One Foot in Eden”, “Saints at the River” and “The World Made Straight”.
Rash is also the author of four books of poetry and six books of stories, including “Burning Bright”, which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and “Chemistry and Other Stories”, which won was a finalist for the 2007 PEN. / Faulkner Prize. He is a two-time recipient of the O. Henry Award and has been featured in America’s Top Short Stories multiple times. Rash teaches at Western Carolina University.
Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the national best-selling novels “Once Upon a River” and “Q Road.” His critically acclaimed collections of shorts include “American Salvage,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; “Women and Other Animals,” which won the AWP Short Fiction Award; and “Mothers, tell your daughters.” His story “The World’s Smallest Man” received a Pushcart Award, and his story “The Inventor, 1972” received Southern Review’s 2009 Eudora Welty Award. She was a 2011 Guggenheim Scholar.
For more information about the DMACC Celebration of the Literary Arts, visit cla.dmacc.edu or contact Marc Dickinson, DMACC English Teacher and DMACC Celebration of the Literary Arts Coordinator, at 515-964-6221 or [email protected] ed.