February 13, 2019–Today’s second featured event is Hub City Press Presents: The Charles Frazier Cold Mountain Fund Series, on 2/23 at CAM Raleigh at 3:15pm. Mark Barr, one of the series’ first authors, will be reading from his book Watershed.
Beginning in spring 2019, the Cold Mountain Fund Series will publish literary fiction in hardback.
Frazier, best-selling author of “Cold Mountain” and “Varina,” will provide financial support through the Frazier family’s Cold Mountain Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Frazier also will assist in book promotion and make occasional appearances with the Cold Mountain Fund Series authors.
“I have long considered Hub City Press to be one of the very finest independent publishers in the country and am excited to help foster their already excellent offerings of literary fiction,” Frazier said.
The first three books in the series will be “The Magnetic Girl” by Jessica Handler of Atlanta, GA (April 2019), “Watershed” by Mark Barr of Little Rock, AR (September 2019), and “The Prettiest Star” by Carter Sickels of Lexington, KY (April 2020).
“Finding an audience has never been easy for writers of literary fiction,” Frazier said, “so in working with Hub City, my hope is to help amplify distinctive Southern voices and connect them with curious readers.”
Cold Mountain funds primarily will be targeted for more substantial book advances and for book marketing.
Mark Barr has been awarded fellowships from Blue Mountain Center, I-Park Artists¹ Enclave, Jentel Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Millay Colony, and Yaddo, and holds and M.F.A from Texas State University. He lives with his wife and sons in Arkansas, where he develops software and bakes bread.