Creative Writing

Nina de Gramont Reading with Guest Sophia Stid at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, February 3

JANUARY 27, 2022

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Associate Professor Nina de Gramont and Ecotone Postgraduate Fellow Sophia Stid will give a virtual reading to celebrate the release of their newest books, The Christie Affair and Whistler’s Mother, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 3.

Nina de Gramont (also known as Marina Gessner) lives in coastal North Carolina with her husband, the writer David Gessner. She teaches at UNC Wilmington and is almost always in the company of her two dogs, Missy and Isabelle. She’s the author of the acclaimed Meet Me at the RiverEvery Little Thing in the World, Gossip of the Starlings, The Last September, as well as The Distance from Me to You, which has recently been optioned for a movie. Her latest novel is The Christie Affair.

Sophia Stid is the Ecotone Postgraduate Fellow at UNC Wilmington, where she teaches and serves as an associate editor for Ecotone. She is the author of the chapbook Whistler’s Mother (Bull City Press). Her writing has been supported by fellowships from Vanderbilt University, Bucknell University, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the North Carolina Writers’ Network. She is the winner of the 2021 Barthelme Prize from Gulf Coast, and recent work can be found in Best New PoetsPoetry Daily, and Pleiades.  

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This event is free and open to the public.

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