UNCW’s Creative Writing Department to Host Reading with Author Virginia Holman

Monday, February 13, 2017

Award-winning writer Virginia Holman will read excerpts of her work during a Feb. 16 presentation at Kenan Hall on the UNCW campus.

Holman, a lecturer in the Department of Creative Writing, is the author of Rescuing Patty Hearst, a memoir of her mother's untreated schizophrenia. It was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, and received the Outstanding Literature Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

A longtime freelance writer, Holman has published essays and articles in several publications including DoubleTake Magazine, Redbook, Women’s Health, Prevention, Glamour, Self, O Magazine, The Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her work has been reprinted in Pushcart Prize series and broadcast on “This American Life.” She also writes the monthly "Excursions" column for Salt Magazine in Wilmington.

The reading begins at 7 p.m. in Kenan Hall Room 1111 and is free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the creative writing department and book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow the reading.