Creative Writing

Johannes Lichtman (MFA '12) and Carson Vaughan (MFA '14) to Read From Their Debut Books

WILMINGTON, N.C.— Carson Vaughan (MFA ’14) and Johannes Lichtman (MFA ’12) will read from their debut books as part of the Kenan Distinguished Professor Reading Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, in Kenan Hall 1111.

Carson Vaughan is the author of Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the GuardianParis Review Daily, Outside, Pacific Standard, NPR, The Atlantic, Vice, and Travel + Leisure, among other venues. Additional information about the author can be found at

Johannes Lichtman, author of the novel Such Good Work, was named among the “5 Under 35” by the National Book Foundation in 2019. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, The Sun, Tin House, Travel + Leisure, and elsewhere. Such Good Work was published by Simon & Schuster earlier this year. Interested readers can learn more at

In addition to the reading, Vaughan and Lichtman will discuss their new books in a one-on-one conversation followed by an audience Q&A.  The event is free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the department and a book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow.

Established through a grant from the C.D. Spangler Foundation, the Kenan Distinguished Professorship was awarded to Clyde Edgerton in 2013. The professorship supports Edgerton by funding his creative work and department events like this one.

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


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