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Saturday, April 9 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Panel Discussion II: Writing "Isms" in America -- How We Write about Racism, Sexism, and More

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Writing "Isms" in America -- How We Write about Racism, Sexism, and More.

Jow fiction and non-fiction writers confront/write about such -ism's as racism, sexism, homophobia/gender prejudice, religious intolerance.


Mike Riley

Mike Riley (’81) is CEO and Publisher of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Prior to that position, he was Managing Editor of Bloomberg Government, the Editor and Senior Vice President of Congressional Quarterly, and the Editor of The Roanoke Times. He created and launched allpolitics.com, a leading political Internet site founded by TIME Magazine and CNN. Riley spent a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University learning about digital... Read More →


Carol Barbee

Carol Barbee (’81) is a television writer, actress, and producer. She has received acting roles on shows such as “LA Law,” “JAG,” and “Ellen,” among others. Carol wrote her first script for NBC’s “Providence” in 2001, and has since written for “Judging Amy” and “Close to Home.” She is currently an executive producer for the new Fox pilot, “Touch.”

Paul Bullock

Paul Bullock (’02) is a television writer and producer. He’s worked on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” Syfy’s “Defiance,” Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” and many others. He’s also a frequent contributor to Under the Radar magazine and owns an absurd number of records.

T. Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn (’74) is a writer of historical fiction and legal thrillers. Honored with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt. A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.

Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher (’05) joined the U.S. Army in 2005 and received a commission in the armored cavalry. Following a fifteen-month deployment in Iraq, Gallagher left the army and now lives in New York City, where he works at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) as a Senior Fellow. He published his war memoir, Kaboom, in 2010, and is an MFA candidate at Columbia University. His Youngblood: A Novel will be published in April, 2016.

Trice Hickman

Trice Hickman (MALS ’98) is a self-proclaimed Southern girl and an award-winning, bestselling author. Trice’s love of reading and the power she recognized in the written word inspired her to become a writer. After receiving rejection letters from every agent and publisher she submitted her work to, Trice was determined to bring her stories to life. She self-published her first three novels to great success and shortly thereafter, landed a... Read More →

Phoebe Zerwick

Phoebe Zerwick is a prize-winning investigative journalist, narrative writer, and now lecturer at WFU. Her most recent work includes a multimedia documentary about the Yadkin River. Phoebe’s work has been recognized by The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the HBO documentary The Trial of Darryl Hunt.

Saturday April 9, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

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