Author Michael Knight to give reading, interview in literary residency
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2021) – Novelist Michael Knight is the featured speaker in the Fall Residency in Creative Writing at East Tennessee State University, with virtual events planned for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 27-28.
Knight will give a reading from his work on Monday at 4 p.m., followed by an interview and Q&A session on Tuesday at 2:15. Both are free to the ETSU community and the public.
Knight is the author of three novels, “Divining Rod,” “The Typist” and “At Briarwood School for Girls,” as well as three collections of short stories and a book of novellas. “The Typist,” published in 2010, was listed as a Best Book of the Year by several publications, including The Huffington Post and Kansas City Star, and included on Oprah’s Summer Reading List. “Eveningland,” a short story collection published in 2017, was selected as an Editor’s Choice Pick by The New York Times and a Southern Book of the Year by Southern Living.
His fiction has appeared in such magazines and journals as The New Yorker, Oxford American, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Sewanee Review and The Southern Review.
Knight is a professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He holds a B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College, an M.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from the University of Virginia.
The Fall Residency in Creative Writing is presented by ETSU’s Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative and Department of Literature and Language.
Participants must register in advance to receive the Zoom link for each event. Visit https://bit.ly/3i1gNBH to register for the fiction reading on Monday, Sept. 27, and https://bit.ly/3i3R0c9 to register for the interview and Q&A on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
For more information, contact Dr. Jesse Graves at email@example.com.