Creative Writing

February 1, 2018

An evening of stories with Philip Gerard at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Feb. 15.

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Philip Gerard, professor and Chautauqua co-editor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will read from his new story collection, Things We Do When No One is Watching, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15 in Kenan Hall 1111.

Gerard is the author of twelve works of fiction and nonfiction. With a background in fiction writing and journalism, he teaches in the BFA and MFA programs of the Department of Creative Writing at UNCW. He co-edits with his wife, Jill Gerard, Chautauqua, the literary journal of the Chautauqua Institution, and serves on the faculty of Goucher College’s summer residency MFA Program in Creative Nonfiction.

Gerard earned his BA in English and Anthropology at the University of Delaware and MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. He has won the Faculty Scholarship Award, the College of Arts & Science Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Medal for Excellence in Teaching, the Graduate Mentor Award, the Board of Trustees Teaching Award, and a Distinguished Teaching Professorship. 

A reception sponsored by the department and book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow the reading. All events are free and open to the public.

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