Creative Writing

October 15, 2018

Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs to Read at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Oct. 25.

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs, Visiting Writers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will read at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 in Kenan Hall 1111. This event was rescheduled from Oct. 18 due to Hurricane Florence.

Nickole Brown is the author of two books of poetry, Sister (Red Hen Press, re-printed October 2018 Sibling Rivalry Press), Fanny Says (BOA Editions). Her most recent work, To Those Who Were Our First Gods won Rattle's 2018 Chapbook Contest and will be published in December 2018. Nickole holds an MFA from Vermont College and B.A. from the University of Louisville. She is currently the editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and is an Advisory Board member of Orison Books. She has taught at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and the Hindman Settlement School. Nickole has received grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jessica Jacobs is the author of Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry, an Over the Rainbow selection by the American Library Association, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Julie Suk Awards. She is also the author of the chapbook In Whatever Light Left to Us (Sibling Rivalry Press) and her second full-length collection Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books) will be published in 2019.  Jacobs holds an M.F.A. from Purdue University, where she served as the editor-in-chief of Sycamore Review, and a B.A. from Smith College. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Orion, New England Review, The Missouri Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the Oxford American.

The event is free and open to the public. Reception sponsored by the department will follow the reading. Book sale and signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books.  

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