Holly Goddard Jones Fiction Reading


On Thursday, 19 November 2009, Holly Goddard Jones read at the Weatherspoon Museum on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, NC. Her reading was part of Will Read For Food, an annual benefit for Greensboro charities. The event was sponsored by the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro and organized by fiction writer Michael Parker.

Holly Goddard Jones was born and raised in western Kentucky, the setting for her fiction. Her short stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, Epoch, and elsewhere, and they have been anthologized in two volumes of New Stories from the South (2007 and 2008) and in Best American Mystery Stories 2008. She was honored with a Peter Taylor Scholarship at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2006 and was the winner in 2007 of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a prize of $25,000 given to only six emerging women fiction writers each year. A graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at The Ohio State University, she has taught at Denison University, the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, Murray State University, and UNC Greensboro. She lives there witha her husband, Brandon, and two dogs, Bishop and Martha.

Jones read from a novel in progress. Listen to the reading, in mp3 format.