Critics have hailed Parkison as a new distinct voice in contemporary fiction. In a discussion characterized by her sense of imagination and creativity, Parkison will share details of a book that slowly peels away layers of social interaction to consider the magical, frightening and essential elements of life.
Parkison is a fiction writer and a poet. As an associate professor of English, she teaches creative writing and is the coordinator of the creative writing program at UNC Charlotte. She currently is working on a new story collection, a screenplay, and a historical novel.Her primary areas of interest include fiction writing, creative nonfiction, screenwriting and film studies and women’s studies.
Parkison is the second of four UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences scholars who will discuss their research and their books during this year’s Personally Speaking community series, co-sponsored by the college and J. Murrey Atkins Library. A reception follows each free lecture. RSVPs are requested to CLAS-Event@uncc.eduor 704-687-0082. Parking is provided. More information: http://clas.uncc.edu/ps ~ Lynn Roberson, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences