Ruth Moose presents her short story collection Going to Graceland
Saturday 7/13, 3pm
Chaucer's pilgrims told stories on their way to Canterbury. In Going to Graceland, Ruth Moose recounts the stories of twenty-two pilgrims—a hairdresser, a minister, a retired shoe salesman, a lady wrestler, and others—as they head to Graceland for reasons of their own.
"Ruth Moose is at it again, using her considerable wit and humor to chronicle the lives of her small-town Southerners," says author Ron Rash.
Ruth Moose has been writing poems, short stories, novels, book reviews and columns for more than forty years. Originally from Albemarle, North Carolina, Ruth now lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where she continues to write and teach since her retirement from the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Creative Writing Department in 2010.
With an authentic Southern voice, her characters resonate the humor and tragedy of everyday lives.
Ruth has received, among other awards for poetry and short story, a MacDowell Fellowship and a prestigious Chapman Family Teaching Award from UNC. Among her many awards and honors, Moose has won the PEN Syndicated Award for Fiction, is a three-time Pushcart nominee, was named a Poet Laureate from the North Carolina Poetry Society, and is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship.