By Sean Olson, University Relations

Holy Skirts book cover 

UNCG will host two voices in female American fiction in this month.

Novelists and cousins Darcey Steinke and René Steinke will read at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Faculty Center on College Avenue on the UNCG campus. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception and book signing. The event is sponsored by the MFA Writing Program and “The Greensboro Review.”

Darcey Steinke is the author of four novels: “Milk,” “Up through Water,” “Suicide Blonde,” and “Jesus Saves.” Her short fiction has appeared in “Story Magazine,” and “Bomb,” and her nonfiction has been featured in The Washington Post, the Village Voice, Spin, and The New York Times Magazine. Her web project, “Blindspot,” was included in the Whitney Museum’s 2000 Biennial. She currently teaches at New School University and lives with her daughter in Brooklyn.

Milk book cover 


René Steinke is the author of two novels, “Holy Skirts” and “The Fires.” Her work has also been published in such places as The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsday, and TriQuarterly. She is editor-in-chief of The Literary Review and teaches creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Other readings this fall include “Will Read for Food” (Nov. 16) and the Debra Nystrom and Lisa Russ Sparr reading (Dec. 1). For information on these or other readings, call the MFA Writing Program at (336) 334-5459. Click here for map of the UNCG campus.