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Visiting Writers Series: An Evening with Carter Sickels

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Carter Sickels


OCTOBER 21   |   An Evening with Carter Sickels   |   7 PM

Join us for our virtual evening with novelist Carter Sickels! The Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program is co-sponsoring the MFA in Creative Writing Program's Visiting Writers Series with the Gaines Center for the Humanities. 

About Carter Sickels:

Sickels is the author of the novel The Prettiest Star (Hub City Press), winner of the 2021 Southern Book Prize and the Weatherford Award. The Prettiest Star was also selected as a Kirkus Best Book of 2020 and a Best LGBT Book of 2020 by O Magazine. His debut novel The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury), a 2013 Oregon Book Award finalist and Lambda Literary Award finalist, was adapted into a feature film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020. His writing appears in various publications, including The Atlantic, Oxford American, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Joyland, and Catapult. Carter is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and has received fellowships from the Bread Load Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University. For more information on Carter Sickels, visit!

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