In Conversation With Halle Hill

In Conversation With Halle Hill

November 14th 2023 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters to welcome Hub City Press author, Halle Hill! Hill will be in conversation with writer and activist Latria Graham. This is one you don't want to miss! 


Please note that while RSVPs are a huge help to us, we cannot reserve seats at the library. They are first come, first served.

About the Book

In her dynamic debut, Halle Hill’s Good Women delves into the lives of twelve Black women across Appalachia and the Deep South, introducing to literary fiction a must-read voice.

A woman boards a Greyhound bus barreling toward Florida to meet her sugar daddy’s mother; a state fair employee considers revenge on a local preacher; a sister struggles with guilt as she helps her brother plan to run away with a man he's seeing in secret; a young woman who works for a scam for-profit college navigates the lies she sells for a living. 

Darkly funny and deeply human, Good Women observes how place, blood-ties, generational trauma, obsession, and boundaries—or lack thereof—influence how we navigate our small worlds, and how those worlds so often collide in ways we don’t expect. Through intimate moments of personal choice, Hill carefully shines a light on how these twelve women shape and form themselves through faith and abandon, transgression and conformity, community, caution, and solitude.

With precision and empathy, Hill captures the mundane in moments of absurdity, and bears witness to both joy and heartbreak, reminding us how the next moment could be life-changing.

Vibrant and exacting, Hill is a must-read new voice in literary fiction.

About the Author

Halle Hill is from East Tennessee and lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A graduate of Maryville College and the M.F.A. Writing program at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), she is the winner of the 2021 Crystal Wilkinson Creative Writing Prize and was a finalist for the 2021 ASME Award for Fiction. Her short stories have been published in Joyland, New Limestone Review, Southwest Review, and The Oxford American, where she won the 2020 Debut Fiction Prize. Her debut collection, GOOD WOMEN, published with Hub City Press in 2023.

About Latria Graham

Latria Graham is a writer, editor and cultural critic currently living in South Carolina.

Her writing interests revolve around the dynamics of race, gender norms, class, nerd culture, and- yes, football.

Latria is keeping her eye on publishers that are invested in celebrating the diversity of the human experience. Contributing to online publications that focus their attention on social justice and equality resonates with her values.

She loves speaking with people who challenge the status quo and care about living and learning without inhibitions. Let's get connected and make a difference.

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