George Hovis to read short story at CANO Writers’ Salon

On Thursday, Oct. 18, George Hovis (Department of English) will read his short story “The Undertaker” at CANO Writers’ Salon (Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave.).  “The Undertaker,” forthcoming in The Carolina Quarterly (Fall 2018), is a gothic horror story exploring race relations in the Upper South of the 1970s and entertaining the perennial question:  Who would prevail in a contest of power and skill between Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee?  The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. (following an open mic).

Hovis has also published recent fiction in The Fourth River, as well as reviews in The North Carolina Literary Review and New Southern Fugitives of novels by Charles Frazier, Wiley Cash, Cathy Adams, and Steven Sherrill, and poetry by Brad Aaron Modlin.