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Author Chantel Acevedo to hold master class at Shorter
Author Chantel Acevedo to hold master class at Shorter

ROME, Ga. -- Author Chantel Acevedo will hold a fiction master class and a reading at Shorter University next week.

Acevedo is the author of Love and Ghost LettersA Falling Star and The Distant Marvels. She is an associate professor of English at her alma mater, Auburn University, and also edits the Southern Humanities Review.

Her master class will be Tuesday, Apr. 14 at 5 p.m. in Shorter's Price Learning Center.

"I wanted to give Shorter students the opportunity to learn directly from an accomplished novelist and editor," said Shorter assistant professor of English Renee Emerson, who was instrumental in bringing Acevedo to campus. "The chance to hear Chantel Acevedo is a unique opportunity."

Acevedo will also help Shorter celebrate the 100th issue release of The Chimes, its literary magazine. She will attend a release party for the issue, which will be held after her master class at 6 p.m. in the Eubanks Room.

Emerson said the party will include an open mic for students and faculty, recognition of past contributors, and Acevedo's reading.

"We are proud of how far the magazine has come," Emerson said.