Author Spotlight

USC Upstate

First Lady Tressa Kelly


with Michel Stone


November 5, 2018

5:30 to 6 p.m. Artist Reception
Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center
180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 Map Location to the Campus Life Center

6 to 7 p.m. Artist Interview
with Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche
Associate professor of modern languages and assistant chair of the Division of Languages, Literature, and Composition
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Michel Stone is a writer, speaker, educator, and community volunteer.

Michel Stone is a writer, speaker, educator, and community volunteer. In 2018, she was awarded the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature. Stone’s critically acclaimed novels Border Child (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017) and The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, 2012) have been compared to the writings of John Steinbeck and both books have been optioned for film. A 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Award, Stone has published numerous stories and essays and is currently at work on her third novel.

Stone is an alumna of the Sewanee Writers Conference and a graduate of Clemson University and Converse College. She is also a member of the 12th class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She and her husband Eliot reside in Spartanburg with their three children.

Border Child  The Iguana Tree

Questions? Contact Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche at 864-503-5221 or

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor.

University of South Carolina Upstate