Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series: Stephanie Powell Watts
Feb. 7th at 7 p.m. | Kirby Salon
2/7/2013 7:00:00 PM-
Wilkes University English Department Presents:
The Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series featuring author Stephanie Powell Watts
Thursday, Feb. 7 | 7 p.m.
202 South River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA18766 (Directions)
Stephanie Powell Watts teaches at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We Are Taking Only What We Need, her first book, won the 2012 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. Her short stories have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best New Stories from the South anthologies, as well as the Oxford American, New Letters and African American Review. She has also received an Atlantic Monthly nonfiction prize. Prior to completing her doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she was a Jehovah’s Witness minister, a shoestring-factory worker, and a food service and office worker in her home state of North Carolina.
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