Michael Parker Welcoming Remarks

by MICHAEL PARKER

On Thursday, 15 November 2012, Michael Parker emceed ‘Will Read For Food,’ an annual benefit for Greensboro charities held at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, NC. The event was sponsored by the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro.

Michael Parker is the author of five novels—Hello Down There, a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the PEN/Hemingway prize, Towns without Rivers, Virginia Lovers, If You Want Me to Stay, and The Watery Part of the World—and two collections of stories, The Geographical Cure and Don’t Make Me Stop Now. His work appears in such journals as Shenandoah, Oxford American, The Georgia Review, and Five Points and has been anthologized in Pushcart Prize, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and New Stories from the South. He has received the North Carolina Award for Literature as well as fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. A new novel, $5,000 Car, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books.

Read “Display”, new story by Parker, here.