Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
Stephanie Powell Watts

The winner and honorable mentions of our student Flash Fiction Contest will be invited to read their work along with the judge, Stephanie Powell Watts, on Feb 28th. A reception and book signing will follow.

Stephanie Powell Watts won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her debut story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need (2012), also named one of 2013’s Best Summer Reads by O: The Oprah Magazine, a Whiting Award in Fiction and a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/.Pen Award. Her debut novel, No One is Coming to Save Us (2017) was the Winner of the NAACP Image Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers Pick, and the inaugural selection by Sarah Jessica Parker for the American Library Association's Book Club. Her short fiction has been included in two volumes of the Best New Stories from the South anthology and honored with a Pushcart Prize. Born in the foothills of North Carolina, with a PhD from the University of Missouri and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is now an associate professor at Lehigh University.  
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Jennifer Gilmore