Join us at Words Awake!

Words Awake! Wake Forest University

Join us at Words Awake! this weekend, March 23 through 25, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. This festival celebrates generations of Wake Forest writers who will return to their alma mater to engage the campus, alums, public schools, and broader community.

Words Awake! will look back to Wake Forest writers of the past; hear the work of current writers; debate the nature of writing today and tomorrow; and honor writers important to the heritage of writing at the University.  Attendees include poets, screenwriters, novelists, journalists, critics, and nonfiction authors who share and shape that legacy.  If you ever wanted to learn from Frances O’Roark Dowell, best-selling children’s book author; Malcolm Jones, Newsweek book critic; or Ben Brantley, chief theater critic of The New York Times, this is your chance! The event is free and open to the public.

Blair editor Steve Kirk will be exhibiting on the fourth floor of the Benson Student Center Saturday. Make sure you stop by to say hello, buy a book, or pick up our manuscript guidelines (sorry folks, but he can’t take manuscripts at the event). Then pop by some of the panels or readings–I’d suggest you hear Eric Ekstrand (a friend and fellow alum) read from his poetry collection at 3:15 p.m. in Benson 401B. Find out who else is attending here and see the full schedule here.

Go Deacs!


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