Lee Zacharias in conversation with Catherine Hankla

Lee ZachariasHollins graduate Lee Zacharias reads from her new novel, Across the Great Lake, and discusses writing about place with Cathryn Hankla, Hollins professor and author of Lost Places  Friday, November 9 at 7 pm. 

Zacharias is Emerita Professor of English at University of North Carolina Greensboro and the author of two other novels and a collection of short stories. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and she served for 10 years as editor of The Greensboro Review.

"Lee Zacharias is one of those profoundly rare writers, a natural. Her voice is one you can trust, and her characters are real, moving, and come from the experience of someone who knows what trouble human beings get themselves into".  - Craig Nova, author of The Good Son

Cathyrn Hankla has written 14 books including Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home, Galaxies, Great Bear and Fortune Teller Miracle Fish. She is chair of the Hollins University English and Creative Writing program and was the inaugrual director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing.

"The experience of reading Hankla’s essays is very much like the pleasure of taking a rambling stroll in the forest, or a leisurely lunch with a close friend, ruminating on the complex, mysterious nature of human existence." Gretchen McCullough, The LIterary Review

A signing will follow the presentation. Books are available in advance in the store or online and at the event. 


Event date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
16 Church Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24175
Across the Great Lake Cover Image
ISBN: 9780299320904
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - September 18th, 2018

Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881466485
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Published: Mercer University Press - April 2nd, 2018