Dec. 5 reading event

Culminating my year as the UNC Asheville Ramsey Library Community Author Award recipient, I will be giving a reading on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6-7 p.m. Local musician Heather Taylor will accompany me. There will be snacks.

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Photo Adam Taylor

Much of the work I’ve been focused on for the past year has been around themes of women’s wisdom, the mythology and archetypes of femme-identifying people, and social justice. I’ll be sharing pieces from a collection about the Oracle of Delphi (and my contemporary interpretation of that phenomenon) as well as a new piece that seeks to weave the mythology of the Appalachian/Cherokee Wampus Cat with that of the 16th century Mayan jaguar goddess Ixchel. There will likely be an f-bomb or three.

More details here.


Community Author FTW!

I’m so thrilled to share that I’ve been chosen to receive the 2018 UNC Asheville Ramsey Library Community Author Award. “The award provides a writer in Western North Carolina with a yearlong residency in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, with a courtesy faculty appointment that provides a library study carrel and other campus resources,” says a press release. “The residency will run through December 2018, and will culminate in an opportunity for Marshall to showcase her work at a campus reading.”

Read more about the initiative and my wildly imaginative plans for what I’d like to accomplish (dream big, right?) here.

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Me, living in the library, with all my best book friends.