Reinhardt reading

Reinhardt University is inviting the public to hear readings from renowned authors.

Reinhardt University is inviting the public to hear readings from renowned authors as part of the third summer of its Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing summer residency.

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Reinhardt University, known as the Etowah Valley Writers Institute, will host a 10-day series that welcomes the community to join the graduate students to enjoy evenings featuring esteemed writers. All readings are free and open to the public.

The reading events will take place 7 p.m. June 20-25 and June 27-29. The first evening will include readings from John Williams, Anne Corbitt and Ray Atkins. That weekend will also feature Robert Olmstead and Denise Duhamel on Friday, Earl Braggs on Saturday and Megan Sexton on Sunday.

Monday will start off a new week with readings from Gray Stewart and Valerie Boyd. Craig Amason will read from “The Life of Lillian Smith” on Thursday, June 27, along with readings from Eustace Palmer. The second weekend of readings will feature Rob Merritt on Friday, followed by George Singleton on Saturday to finish this year’s series.

Slots are available for participation in the writing workshops for fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and screenwriting. For more information, contact Bill Walsh at

To learn more about the featured writers, core and guest faculty, and the Etowah Valley MFA, visit

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