February 3rd, 2019–Today’s featured event is Elaine Neil Orr in conversation with Kathryn Schwille at CAM Raleigh on Saturday, February 23rd at 12pm.
Elaine Neil Orr is a writer of fiction, memoir, and literary criticism. With stories set in Nigeria and the American South, she delves into themes of home, country, and spiritual longing. Swimming Between Worlds, her newest, is called by Charles Frazier, “a perceptive and powerful story told with generosity and grace.” Anna Jean Mayhew writes, “the riveting plot and real-life characters would not let me go.” In a starred review, Library Journal said of Orr’s last novel, A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa, “this extraordinary novel shines with light and depth.”
Kathryn Schwille is the author of the novel, What Luck, This Life, selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of the best southern books of 2018. Her short fiction has appeared in New Letters, Memorious, Literary Hub, StorySouth, Crazyhorse and other journals, and has been cited twice for Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize. In 2013,she received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. She lives in Charlotte and is on the regular faculty at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts.