March 31, 2023

Award-winning authors Ron Rash and Bonnie Jo Campbell are the Celebration’s featured authors in March

The DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary during the 2022-23 academic year with a new year-round format, will host a free Virtual Reading with authors Ron Rash and Bonnie Jo Campbell from noon to 1 p.m. Monday via Zoom.

The DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts spotlights a variety of local, regional and nationally known authors, and includes a mix of both in-person and virtual events throughout the year. All events are free and open to the public.

To attend the Virtual Reading Monday, register at

About the authors: Ron Rash and Bonnie Jo Campbell

Ron Rash is the author of “Serena,” a 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times best-seller that was made into a motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, as well as “Above the Waterfall” and four prize-winning novels: “The Cove,” “One Foot in Eden,” “Saints at the River” and “The World Made Straight.”

Rash has also authored four collections of poems and six collections of stories, among them “Burning Bright,” which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and “Chemistry and Other Stories,” which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. He is a two-time recipient of the O. Henry Prize and has been featured in Best American Short Stories multiple times. Rash teaches at Western Carolina University.

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the novels “Once Upon a River,” a national bestseller, and “Q Road.” Her critically acclaimed short fiction collections include “American Salvage,” which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; “Women and Other Animals,” which won the AWP prize for short fiction; and “Mothers, Tell Your Daughters.” Her story “The Smallest Man in the World” was awarded a Pushcart Prize, and her story “The Inventor, 1972″ was awarded the 2009 Eudora Welty Prize from Southern Review. She was a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.

For more information about the DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts, visit or contact Marc Dickinson, DMACC English Professor and Coordinator of the DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts, at 515-964-6221 or