2014 Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival

Three distinguished authors will be on campus March 27-28, 2014 for Agnes Scott College’s 43rd Annual Writers’ Festival, the oldest continuous literary event in Georgia. Building on a long tradition of inviting distinguished writers to campus to read their works, teach, and talk with students, the Writers’ Festival began in the spring of 1972 with May Sarton as the headliner. A statewide writing contest for colleges and universities in poetry and fiction was the centerpiece of the event: the finalists’ works were published in the festival magazine, and the visiting writers selected the prizewinners in each genre. Readings and workshops with the visiting writers rounded out the program, which was open to the public as well as to the campus community.

 Events

Reading by Nick Flynn Reception and booksigning to follow Thursday, March 27, 4 p.m. Winter Theatre, Dana Fine Arts Building

Reading by Terrance Hayes Reception and booksigning to follow Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m. Winter Theatre, Dana Fine Arts Building
One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is the author of four books of poetry: “Lighthead” (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; “Wind in a Box” (2006), winner of a Pushcart Prize; “Hip Logic” (2002), winner of the National Poetry Series, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and “Muscular Music” (1999), winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many other honors and awards, including two Pushcart selections, four Best American Poetry selections and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Reading by Louisa Hill ‘09 Reception and booksigning to follow Friday, March 28, 1:00 p.m. Winter Theatre, Dana Fine Arts Building

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