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Spotlight: Parkison's "The Innocent Party"

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Monday, November 4, 2013

As part of the 2013-2014 Personally Speaking Series, Associate Professor of English Aimee Parkison will discuss her new book, The Innocent Party, on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 PM in McKnight Hall, Cone University Center, at UNC Charlotte.

A fiction writer and poet, Parkison teaches creative writing and is the coordinator of the creative writing program. Her primary areas of interest include fiction writing, creative nonfiction, screenwriting and film studies and women’s studies.

Critics have hailed Parkison as a 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.

“We invite the community to discover the stories behind Parkison’s book and the other fascinating books in our series,” said Nancy A. Gutierrez, dean of the college. “These talks further connect the community with the college’s faculty and their research in a way that invites conversation and exploration.”

The lecture and following reception are free and open to the public; RSVPs are requested to clas-event@uncc.edu or by phone at 704-687-0082. Parking will be provided.