Event at Agnes Scott!

I hope that some of you made it out to the Tony Morris reading that was this evening! As we approach the Writers’ Festival, I wanted to share another event that’s happening at Agnes Scott.

Scott Newstok will be speaking at Agnes Scott on February 22nd, at 7pm in Rebekah Scott Hall. His talk is titled “How Macbeth Became Black”. Check out the flyer below!

 

 

Hope you can all make it!

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Agnes Scott Writers' Festival

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. Today, the festival maintains these founding traditions along with some new features: creative nonfiction and dramatic writing were added to the contest in the 1990s, an alumna writer is on the program almost every year, and one of the visiting writers gives a one-credit workshop for Agnes Scott College student writers. From Eudora Welty, Reynolds Price, Richard Wilbur, and Margaret Atwood, to Rita Dove, Jane Smiley, Tim O’Brien, John Updike, Anita Desai, and Junot Diaz, the festival has brought great writers to the college to inspire and challenge our students and our audiences. For more information, please see our website: http://www.agnesscott.edu/writersfestival/

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