Start: 7:00 pm
North Carolina author Steve Mitchell will read from his new collection of short stories, The Naming of Ghosts. Frances Badgett says “His characters are so full and fascinating, and the urgency of their need to connect is so strong. Poignant, inspiring, and compelling, The Naming of Ghosts is the finest collection of stories out there.” Mitchell has been a construction worker, cowboy, substitute teacher, chef, and has developed and managed a mental health program for the chronic mentally ill. He has worked in theatre, film and multi-voice poetry. His writing has been published in the Southeast Review, Contrary, Glossolalia, and The North Carolina Literary Review, among others, and has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize.