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(Posted 7-7-04)
Contact: Sean Olson, 336-334-5371

Alum in “New Stories from the South 2004” to Give Reading

GREENSBORO – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s MFA Writing Program, in conjunction with Barnes & Noble Booksellers, will host a reading featuring an alumnus and his writing that appears in “New Stories from the South 2004.”

The reading will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at the Barnes & Noble in Greensboro’s Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Ave. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.

Included in this year’s edition of New Stories from the South is writing by Drew Perry ’99 MFA. Perry’s work has appeared in a number of literary journals and magazines, including “Alaska Quarterly Review,” “South Carolina Review” and “Black Warrior Review.” He lives in Greensboro and teaches at Elon University.

“New Stories from the South” is an annual anthology of the best Southern short stories selected by editor Sharon Ravenel. Past collections have included Doris Betts – who also attended UNCG, Russell Banks and Max Steele. The latest edition of the book features Silas House, R.T. Smith and UNCG alumnus George Singleton, as well as Perry.
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