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WCU's Spring Literary pageant brings Kushner, others, starting April 2

particular to Scene posted 6:38 a.m. ET March 29, 2018

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle Courtesy of WCU

Western Carolina institution’s annual Spring Literary pageant has a 15-year heritage of hosting native and country wide writers and showcasing established and rising literary skill — all part of an start-to-the-public community get together. The 16th annual festival runs April 2-5.

“we're specifically excited about campus collaborations that made it feasible to convey such skill and diversity to campus,” spoke of Pamela Duncan, associate professor in WCU’s department of English and experience director. “We’ll have Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, a Cherokee fiction author and journalist, which ties in with this 12 months’s interdisciplinary discovering theme at WCU, ‘Cherokee: community. lifestyle. Connections.’

537b8e177194328d2e5b32778e359600."There additionally will be Lorraine Lopez of Nashville, Tennessee, an writer of six novels, as part of the WCU Latinao Speaker sequence. She is a winner of the impartial writer book Award for multicultural fiction, finalist for the PENFaulkner Prize in fiction and an advocate for girls in literature.”

This 12 months’s competition also elements Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama see field. different wordsmiths performing are Glenn Taylor, the West Virginia creator of “a hanging at Cinder backside” and “The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart,” and poet and essayist Michael McFee, an Asheville native accepted for incorporating the mountains and a way of household into his works.

Frank X. Walker Courtesy of WCU

additionally scheduled is poet, editor and multidisciplinary artist Frank X Walker, an affiliate professor at the university of Kentucky and former poet laureate of Kentucky whose “Affrilachia” is regarded a traditional of Appalachian and African-American literature.

apart from the night with Kushner, presentations are free and acquire location within the theater of A.ok. Hinds institution core. the total agenda is as follows:

• April 2: noon. Poet Pat Riviere-Seel and pupil poets Donna Glee Williams, Karen Jackson, Victoria Tran and Morgan Guynn. 4 p.m. Fiction writer Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle. 7:30 p.m. Fiction creator Glenn Taylor.

• April 3: 4 p.m. Fiction and nonfiction writers Dana Wildsmith and Jim Minick. 7:30 p.m. Fiction writer Crystal Wilkinson and poets Frank X Walker and Ricardo Nazario-Colon.

• April four: four p.m. Nonfiction and fiction writers Jessie van Eerden and Jesse Donaldson. 7:30 p.m. Fiction creator Lorraine Lopez.

• April 5: 2 p.m.Poet Rose McLarney and poet and nonfiction author Michael McFee. 7:30 p.m. Kushner.

To gain knowledge of extra, visit litfestival or name 828-227-7264.


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