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News About Author Ellen J. Perry

Keep an eye out for my new epistolary fiction piece “Joni and Jesus” in Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene (print anthology, WVU Press, 2019).


“Good Fortune” is published now in the London-based Momaya Short Story Review 2018.  The theme is “Coming of Age,” and I’m so happy that Heather’s voice is featured.


In honor of Women’s History Month, the Humanities and Foreign Language department at A-B Tech invites the public to attend a free screening of the film Equal Means Equal with panel discussion following from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 March 2017, in Ferguson Auditorium on the Asheville Campus (340 Victoria Rd., 28801). Panelists Roberta Madden, Angela Stone, Amanda Krause, and Leslie Boyd will focus on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and the work of Alice Paul.

Equal Means Equal offers a look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system.


Our final “Tell About the South” event of 2016 will begin at 5:30pm on Monday, November 14, at the Thirsty Monk South in Biltmore Park (2 Town Square Blvd #170, Asheville NC 28803). We will focus on selections from Jeremy B. Jones’s book Bearwallow.  Don’t miss this one; the author himself will be with us!  Jeremy will answer questions and discuss his writing process.


The fourth “Tell About the South” literary discussion event in the series will begin at 5:30pm on Monday, October 17, at the Thirsty Monk South in Biltmore Park (2 Town Square Blvd #170, Asheville NC 28803). We will focus on Lee Smith’s story “Tongues of Fire” which was published in her collection entitled Me and My Baby View the Eclipse.


Our next Tell About the South literary discussion event will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, September 19, at the Atlanta Bread Company (484 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC, 28803). We will focus on Eudora Welty’s story “Why I Live at the P.O.”  Please RSVP to Thanks for being a part of our salon series!


During the second event in our Tell About the South literary series, we will focus on Flannery O’Connor, the Southern Gothic tradition, and O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” Please read this amazing story prior to the session and come ready to discuss.  We’ll meet at 5:30pm on Monday, August 22, at the Weaverville, NC, Twisted Laurel (see link below).  Please RSVP to by August 17.


Thanks, Bacopa Literary Review, for featuring my work on your Editors’ Blog!


Here are links to several of my published works:


“Persephone,” Foliate Oak Literary Magazine


“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Gravel


“Divorce, $189: Fast and Affordable,” Spank the Carp


“Mature Adult Cat Chow,” Wussy Mag


“Customer Service,” Deep South Magazine