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Saturday, April 9 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Flash Mob! Meet the Writers!

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Congregations! Conversations! Mobs! Amateurs! Professionals! Oh My!

Meet the Prose Fictionals! (Pugh Auditorium 2nd floor Benson)
  • Emily Brewer, Steve Duin, Laura Elliott, Matt Gallagher, Trice Hickman, Candide Jones, Darin Kennedy, Clint McCown, Deb Richardson-Moore, Ed Southern, etc.!
Meet the Poets!  (Benson Room 409)
  • Lamaya Covington-Williams, Julie Dunlop, Eric Ekstrand, Helen Losse, Aimee Mepham, John York, etc.!
Meet the Journalists!  (Benson Room 410)
  • Jane Bianchi, Rachel V. Bullock, Maria Henson, Mike Riley, Melynda Wilcox, Phoebe Zerwick, etc.!
Meet the Historians and Memoirists! (Benson Room 301)
  • Sam Gladding, Quincy Whitney, George Williamson, Lauren Wright, etc.!
Meet the Techno-Science-Business-Blogosphere-Online Writers! (Benson Room 344)
  • Elizabeth Norfleet Sugg, Paul Tuttle, Melissa Venable, Elizabeth Watson, etc.!
Meet the Screenwriters! (Benson Room 343)
  • Paul Bullock, Temple Northup, etc.!

 


Moderators
Speakers
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Helen Anders

Helen Anders (’74) is a freelance writer and editor based in Austin, Texas. A lifelong journalist, she has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist for newspapers and magazines in Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, and Texas. She is also the author of two books: Fixin... Read More →
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Jane Bianchi

Jane Bianchi(’05) is a freelance magazine writer who has written, edited, and produced health-related publications in online and print forms.  In the past she has worked and written for magazines such as Seventeen, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, and Esquire.
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Blake Brandes

Blake Brandes (’06), a Marshall Scholar, has dedicated his life to exploring the intersection of music, academics, and youth achievement. As President of Decrypt Productions LLC, Blake has produced Top 40 radio singles, in addition to being an active musician and performer of... Read More →
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Emily Brewer

Emily Brewer (’98) is an author, researcher, and book designer of Legacy Storybooks.  She completed the PhD in English at UNC-CH.
PB

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 r... Read More →
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Rachel Venuti Bulluck

Rachel Venuti Bullock is COO of Render Media, a digital media company that owns four rapidly growing content destinations: Opposing Views, America News, Cooking Panda and Watch This. Rachel has worked with the company’s founding team since 2011 and was named COO in 2014. Rachel... Read More →
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Steve Duin

Steve Duin (’76, MA ’79) has been The Oregonian’s Metro columnist, a post he held for 15 years. He has twice been named the nation’s best local columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists. He has written or co-authored five books, including Comics: Between the... Read More →
JD

Julie Dunlop

Julie Dunlop (’95) teaches creative writing and English in New Mexico.  Her poetry is published regularly in JAMA and other medical periodicals. Her latest complete book of poems is Breath, Bone, Earth, Sky.
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Eric Ekstrand

Eric Ekstrand (’07) is a poet living and working in North Carolina. His first full-length collection, Laodicea, was selected by Donald Revell for the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Prize. He is the recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship awarded by the Poetry Foundation and graduated... Read More →
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Laura Elliott

Laura Elliott (’79) is the author of young adult historical novels, including Under a War-Torn Sky, A Troubled Peace, and Flying South, which won the Joan G. Sugarman Children’s Literature Award.  Elliott has authored four picture books with New York Times best-selling illustrator... Read More →
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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... Read More →
DG

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (’98) is a counter-terrorism expert and attorney whose writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, and The Wall Street Journal Europe, among others. He is the Vice President of Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Candide Jones

Candide Jones (’72, MA ’78) has published In the Tree-Tops:  A New Lullaby (illustrations by Steve Emery).  Candide served as manager of the Wake Forest University Press for thirty years.
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Helen Losse

Helen Losse (MALS ’00) is a Winston-Salem poet, the author of two full-length books, Seriously Dangerous and Better with Friends, and two chapbooks. Helen’s poems have been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and three times for a Best of the Net award. Helen, a former English... Read More →
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Clint McCown

Clint McCown (’74) is the only two-time winner of the American Fiction Prize. He has written three novels and recently completed a fourth, Haints. Clint has also published three volumes of poetry and received the Academy of American Poets Prize, among other honors. In journalism... Read More →
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Temple Northup

Temple Northup (’99) is the Director of the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. He is also the Co-Director of the Gulf Coast Food Project—an interdisciplinary project that promotes the study of food in the Texas Gulf Coast region—for which he oversees the... Read More →
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Diana Peacock

Diana Peacock (’98) is Senior Vice President of FirstBook, Inc., of Washington, DC, one of the largest non-profit distributors of books and other needed educational and public health items to pre-school, primary, and middle school children in the United States. FirstBook works... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Gail Segal

Gail Segal (’74) is a writer, filmmaker, and teacher. Her film work includes the Peabody Award winning documentary, Arguing the World, (Co-Prod.) and a 15-part PBS television series The Shakespeare Hour. The documentary short, Soapy (producer/director) aired on the PBS series... Read More →
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Ed Southern

Ed Southern (’94) worked at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art before working for a major bookselling chain for which he opened the company’s first London store on Oxford Street. Shortly after he served as Sales Director for John F. Blair, Publisher. Today, Ed is the Executive D... Read More →
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Paul Tuttle

Paul Tuttle (’91), Director of Proposal Development in the Office of Research Services and Project Management at NC A&T State University, is a grant writer with 15 years’ experience in proposal development in a variety of fields including health, education, STEM, the humanities... Read More →
EW

Elizabeth Watson

Elizabeth Watson (’74) is a principal in the consulting firm Heritage Strategies, LLC, and a co-author of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s award-winning guide to rural conservation, Saving America’s Countryside (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997, 2nd ed). She co-produced th... Read More →
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Melynda Wilcox

Melynda Wilcox (’85 ) writes a blog about local education issues (30,000 views in the past 2-1/2 years) in Alexandria, Virginia. She also does freelance editing for Virginia Theological Seminary. Her blog has been recognized by the American Press Institute’s Fact-Checking... Read More →
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Lamaya Covington Williams

Lamaya Covington Williams (’01, ’05 MALS) teaches Humanities at Forsyth Technical Community College, and is the author of Quite Happy, a highly acclaimed collection of poems... Read More →
GW

George Williamson

George Williamson (’61) has been College Chaplain and Religion Professor at Vassar; Senior pastor, First Baptist, Granville, Ohio;  and founding President, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.  A memoir, Born in Sin, Upended in Grace, traces his collision with the signature... Read More →
EW

Ed Wilson

Ed Wilson (’43) is Provost Emeritus and former English Professor of WFU. In 2002, Ed received the North Carolina Award for Public Service for his enormous contributions to WFU and his devotion to North Carolina, and in 2004 he received the WFU Medallion of Merit. He frequently... Read More →
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John York

John York (’77), who was born in Winston-Salem and grew up in Yadkin County, has taught English for over thirty years and in 2003 was named Teacher of the Year by the N.C. English Teachers Association. At WFU, John studied with poets A.R. Ammons and Emily Wilson. In 2011, he... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

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