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John Vercher to be 1st Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence

The University of North Carolina Asheville and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy are pleased to announce that John Vercher, author of the novel Three-Fifths, will join the campus as the inaugural Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence. The Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence Program is open to writers whose work embodies a passion for equity and inclusion and demonstrates a commitment to social, racial, environmental and/or gender justice. The residency offers the recipient four consecutive weeks between July 1 and October 31, 2023, to write in the quiet comfort of author and activist Wilma Dykeman’s home in Asheville, North Carolina. During his residency, Vercher will collaborate with UNC Asheville to plan  activities that will engage with the campus and Asheville community. “
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