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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:59

Author to present her debut short story collection

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Stephanie Powell Watts will read from her new collection of short stories, We Are Taking Only What We Need, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 at City Lights Bookstore.

Most of the stories in this collection are set in North Carolina. The story, “Unassigned Territory,” received the Pushcart Prize and a citation from Best American Short Stories.

“Stephanie Powell Watts offers an impressive debut that promises only wonderful work to come,” said Edward P. Jones, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Known World.

828.586.9499.

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