The film is directed by Dr. Michael Frierson, a filmmaker and professor of media studies at UNCG. The movie follows the life and literary accomplishments of Fred Chappell, who is considered one of North Carolina’s most important writers. Chappell taught in UNCG’s creative writing program for more than 40 years and authored a dozen books of verse, two story collections, and eight novels. He was the Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002.
The documentary team, UNCG faculty members, supporters, and Chappell himself gathered for the screening in the auditorium of UNCG’s Elliott University Center. View photos below.
Click here to learn more about the film’s inspiration. And stay tuned for future screenings.
Story by Elizabeth Keri, College of Arts & Sciences
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications