Creative Writing

January 8, 2018

Writer-in-Residence Jason Mott to Read Fiction at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Jan. 25.

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Jason Mott, 2016-2019 writer-in-residence for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will read at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25 in Kenan Hall 1111.

Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections: We Call This Thing Between Us Love and … Hide Behind Me… His debut novel, The Returned, was optioned by actor Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, as a television series and premiered on the ABC network in 2014 under the title Resurrection. His second novel, The Wonder of All Things, has been optioned by Lionsgate Films for the big screen.

Jason lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in fiction and an MFA in poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various journals including Prick of the Spindle, the Thomas Wolfe ReviewThe Kakalak Anthology of Carolina PoetsMeasure, and Chautauqua. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award, and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of ten "New Hollywood: Next Wave" people to watch.
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.