Creative Writing

September 5, 2017

Benjamin Rachlin to Read at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Sept. 14.

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Benjamin Rachlin will read at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14 in Kenan Hall 1111.

Benjamin Rachlin is the author of Ghost of the Innocent Man (Little, Brown & Company), a powerful account of Willie J. Grimes’ wrongful imprisonment and his long road to justice. It was recently named one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 History Books of the Fall. Benjamin completed his undergraduate degree in English at Bowdoin College, where he won the Sinkinson Prize, and earned his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he won Schwartz and Brauer fellowships. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the New York Times Magazine, Time, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives near Boston. Ghost of the Innocent Man is his first book.

All events are free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the department and book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow the reading. 

For further information on UNCW’s programs and events in creative writing, please contact the Department of Creative Writing at 910.962.7063.