Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

Evelyn “Eve” Brown Shelnutt was a 1973 graduate of the M.F.A. program at UNC Greensboro, becoming a prolific short story and poetry author. Eve was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on August 29, 1941, to James M. and Evelyn B. Waldrop. She had an older sister, Cynthia, and a younger sister, Anne. Eve’s early life […]

By Stacey Krim Among the many acclaimed alumni who got their start as students in our school’s Department of English is Bertha A. Harris. Born in Fayetteville, NC on December 17, 1936, Harris enrolled in this institution in 1955, when it was known as the Woman’s College (WC). Harris’ writing potential was established early in […]