Fiction Writer Ashleigh Phillips
Thursday, September 30
3:30 - 4:30: "On Becoming a Writer" Craft Talk
6-7: Reading and book signing
Table Rock Room, 201-B Plemmons Student Union
Ashleigh Bryant Phillips is from rural Woodland, North Carolina. Hailed in The New Yorker as "elegant and mesmerizing" and "brimming with dark and romantic details," her debut collection, Sleepovers, won the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. It was also longlisted for The Story Prize and is forthcoming in Italian in 2022. Ashleigh's stories have appeared in The Paris Review, The Oxford American and others. Her essays have appeared in Our State and Lit Hub. She teaches fiction at West Virginia Wesleyan College's low residency MFA and is a Southern editor for Joyland Magazine.
"Sleepovers is an unflinching collection through which the complexities, curiosities, and complications of rural Southern life come through." —Foreword Reviews