September 16, 2014

University of Montevallo welcomes first of BACHE visiting writers

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will welcome fiction and poetry author Chantel Acevedo to the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library on the UM campus Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m., to read from her works as part of the 2014-2015 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series.

Acevedo, a Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, teaches at Auburn University. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, North American Review and Chattahoochee Review, among others. She is the editor of the Southern Humanities Review and is the founder of the annual Auburn Writers Conference. Acevedo is the author of two novels, Love and Ghost Letters and A Falling Star, as well as Song of the Red Cloak, a novel for young adults. Her latest work, The Distant Marvels, is forthcoming from Europa Editions.

After the reading, there will be a question and answer session with the audience as well as a reception and book signing.

The Birmingham Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE) is a partnership among the five four-year colleges and universities in the greater Birmingham area. Created by the presidents in 1996 to advance academic excellence through collaborative activities and shared resources, BACHE enhances educational opportunities for students and provides services and support to faculty, staff and the community. Member institutions include Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College, Samford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Montevallo.

The BACHE Visiting Writers Series is designed to bring writers of national and regional significance to north central Alabama by sponsoring readings open to the entire community. The series is funded by grants from the five BACHE institutions, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and other donors.