Written & Spoken Word

My Story: Jennifer McGaha discussing her memoir

Bushwhacking: How to Get Lost in the Woods and Write Your Way Out

Start Date:
September 12, 2024
End Date:
7:00 - 8:00 PM
West Asheville Public Library

FREE to the general public.

Jennifer McGaha's memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, was chosen as a 2018 Big Library Read for OverDrive, an international digital library. Publisher’s Weekly calls her second book, Bushwhacking: How to Get Lost in the Woods and Write Your Way Out (Trinity University Press, 2023), “gutsy, entertaining, and heartening,” and her next book, The Joy Document,  a collection of fifty essays celebrating midlife, is forthcoming from Broadleaf Books. Her work has also appeared in many magazines and literary journals including Image, The Huffington Post, The New Pioneer, Lumina, PANK, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Brevity, Bitter Southerner, Crab Creek Review, and River Teeth.

A native of Appalachia, Jennifer lives in a wooded North Carolina hollow with her husband, two cats, three unruly dogs, ten relatively tame dairy goats, and an ever-changing number of chickens. She currently teaches at the University of North Carolina - Asheville, where she also coordinates the Great Smokies Writing Program. You can find her on Instagram @liberalgoats and on Facebook. Her website is jennifermcgaha.com.