Flying South 2019 Release with Mike Gaspeny, John Haugh and Steve Cushman

Flying South 2019 Release with Mike Gaspeny, John Haugh and Steve Cushman

Saturday, November 9, 7pm

 Flying South is more than a collection of beautifully crafted stories, poems and creative non-fiction, it is an exploration of humanity. The work stands on its own, picked without knowledge of the writers' names or backgrounds, a process which has resulted in writing that touches a range of emotions worth exploring. The prose and poetry in this volume was created by writers with diverse international backgrounds – joined together only through their exceptional talents. Winston-Salem Writers is the proud sponsor of this collection.

As a poet, short story writer, and reporter, Michael Gaspeny has published widely. For nearly four decades, he taught English and Journalism, mainly at Bennett College and High Point University, where he received the distinguished teaching award. While gaining an M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Arkansas, he worked as a sportswriter covering the Razorbacks and as a general assignments reporter. His features on Bill Clinton's first campaign for national office have been frequently quoted in biographies of the former president. Gaspeny holds an M.A. from the University of Richmond and an undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Lee Zacharias, the novelist and essayist. They have two sons.

John Haugh’s poetry has been published in Notre Dame Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, Rat’s Ass Review, Camel City Dispatch, Driftwood Press, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for the 2017 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, and has won the Nancy J. Heggem Poetry Award, Winston-Salem’s Poetry in Plain Sight, and Greensboro’s Visual Poetry Walk. Mr. Haugh was a NCAA national champion in fencing and spent untold hours browsing Powell’s City of Books in Oregon when young.

Steve Cushman earned his M.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University, and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of two novels, Portisville and Heart With Joy, as well as the short story collection, Fracture City. His poetry chapbook, Hospital Work, was published in 2013. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife and his son.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401