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Jill McCorkle reads from ‘Life After Life’ at UNCG Oct. 29

Photo of Jill McCorkleWriter Jill McCorkle visits UNCG Tuesday, Oct. 29, to read from her latest novel, “Life After Life.”

McCorkle’s reading begins at 4 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. A book signing follows the reading.

“Life After Life” focuses on a cast of characters – ages 12 to 85 – surrounding Pine Haven retirement center. As their lives intersect, they learn deeper truths about themselves and each other.

Five of McCorkle’s books have been named New York Times notable books. She has received the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature and the North Carolina Award for Literature. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

McCorkle, whose books include “The Cheer Leader” and “July 7th,” has taught at UNC Chapel Hill, Tufts and Brandeis. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard for five years where she also chaired Creative Writing. She currently teaches creative writing in the MFA Program at NC State University.

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By Michelle Hines