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Friday, April 8
 

7:30am

Writers in Schools!
A stable of 20 or more Wake Foreest alumni/ae, faculty, student, and staff writers will visit WS/FC and area schools for readings, presentations, interactions, career reflections, and more. FirstBook and local donors will assist in seeding some texts (by WF writers and authors) into schools for permanent use by teachers, media coordinators, and students!

Other Wake Forest alumni/ae writers will visit Wake Forest classrooms and interact with academic honoraries and other groups!

Friday April 8, 2016 7:30am - 3:00pm
Schools (K-12) Winston-Salem, NC

2:00pm

Books and Bibliophiles at Wake Forest -- An Open House at the Library!
Books and Bibliophiles at Wake Forest University
Special Collections & Archives Research Room 625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Curated by Megan Mulder

The passion for book collecting is nearly as old as the written word. It would be difficult to think of an author, topic, or genre that has not been avidly collected by someone at some time. Libraries are often the ultimate beneficiaries of book collectors’ efforts, and Wake Forest’s Special Collections are no exception. Our holdings have been enriched and expanded through the efforts of many the book enthusiasts whose collections we have acquired.

Special Collections & Archives’ spring 2016 exhibit, Books and Bibliophiles at Wake Forest, celebrates these collectors and their books. The exhibit showcases the wide variety of materials collected and tells the stories of some of our bibliophile benefactors, from Charles Babcock to Jan Hensley.


Moderators
Friday April 8, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ZSR Library

6:30pm

Welcome Reception!
Reception in the atrium for all Words Awake participants, students, and guests! Join us!

Moderators
Friday April 8, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Byrum Welcome Center Wake Forest University

7:30pm

Words Awake 2!: Oh, It's On!
Welcome! (Rogan T. Kersh, Provost of Wake Forest University)

A Video Remembrance of Maya Angelou! (Melissa Harris-Perry, Professor of Political Science)

North Carolina and Wake Forest Writer History! (Jan Hensley, Book Collector and Scholar)

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jan Hensley

Jan Hensley

Jan Hensley has become as much a part of North Carolina’s literary scene as some of the authors he’s collected. His photographs of authors have been exhibited at Wake Forest, UNC and other universities. In 2006, he received the Sam G. Ragan Award for outstanding contributions to the fine arts in North Carolina, presented annually by St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He’s a familiar face at literary... Read More →
RK

Rogan Kersh

Provost of Wake Forest University


Friday April 8, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Byrum Welcome Center Wake Forest University
 
Saturday, April 9
 

7:30am

Breakout Breakfast: The Legacy of Archie Ammons
Optional break-out breakfast session "The Legacy of Archie Ammons": informal talks, readings, remembrances by students, faculty, staff, and others affected by Ammons' work and including his year as Writer In Residence, WFU, 1974-75.

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to this informal Archie Ammons celebration—people who knew Archie when he came to Wake while on sabbatical from Cornell (1974-75), students who were in his poetry workshops, folks who would like to get to know his work better. Let’s sit in a circle and share Archie’s poems—bring your favorite short poem, one per person, please; our poems, inspired by his work; or anecdotal remembrance of his time among us. Do you remember the Wednesday afternoon reading where he announced that he had discovered a “found poem,” while driving over the hill from Reynolda Road to campus? Or the gray autumn day he looked out a classroom window and told us how to “make it new”? Or the difference between a poet and a “flash in the pan”? Let’s go around the circle until we run out of things to say, or discover that we need to find a way to keep the conversation going.

Moderators
JY

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 received the James Applewhite Poetry Prize from the North Carolina Literary Review. He published his first full-length collection, Cold Spring... Read More →

Saturday April 9, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

7:30am

Continental Breakfast Buffet (until 9:00 am)!
Coffee, juice, all that!

Saturday April 9, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

8:00am

The Re-Gathering: Exhibits! Coffee! Good Mornings!
Swag!

Saturday April 9, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

9:00am

Panel Discussion I: Literacy Challenges in America, Winston-Salem to Washington
Moderators
Speakers
JM

Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary English from the University of Alabama and currently serves as an adjunct professor of English Education at Wake Forest University. After completing her MAEd in English Education at Wake Forest, she taught a diverse group of North Carolina and Colorado students in courses ranging from regular English 9 to AP Literature. Her research focus is the pedagogy of revision and... Read More →
DP

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 especially with Title I schools and school systems.


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

10:00am

A Reading by Joseph Bathanti!
Joseph Bathanti’s work reflects his life. Raised in a close-knit, blue-collar community of Catholic immigrants in Pittsburgh, he attended parochial school and lived near his parents and other relatives until he was 23. In the 1970s, he first ventured out of Pennsylvania to work as a VISTA volunteer with prison inmates in North Carolina. He met his wife-to-be on his first day of training and has since continued to live and work in North Carolina. Bathanti previously served as North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate. He is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University.

Moderators
avatar for William Kane

William Kane

Digital Publishing, Wake Forest University
William P. Kane is the Director of Digital Publishing at Wake Forest University.  They checked, and he is a librarian, with an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh -- from there something about his having been a janitor, then a millworker, and then a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania, then a systems and collection development librarian in Detroit, then a dot-com adventurer with Alibris out of California.  In any case, he tells everyone who asks... Read More →

Speakers
JB

Joseph Bathanti

Joseph Bathanti’s work reflects his life. Raised in a close-knit, blue-collar community of Catholic immigrants in Pittsburgh, he attended parochial school and lived near his parents and other relatives until he was 23. In the 1970s, he first ventured out of Pennsylvania to work as a VISTA volunteer with prison inmates in North Carolina. He met his wife-to-be on his first day of training and has since continued to live and work in North... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

11:00am

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

Moderators
MR

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 →

Speakers
CB

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.”
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 records.
TD

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.
MG

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.
TH

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 →
PZ

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

12:00pm

Lunch! On Your Own! Time for Exhibits!
Ya gotta eat...

Saturday April 9, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Shortys Wake Forest University

1:00pm

Wake Up To Poetry Winners and Judges!
Readings from the WU2P competition!

Moderators
Speakers
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.
CM

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, he received the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence. He has worked with HBO Television, Warner Bros., and the National Shakespeare Company. Clint... Read More →
GS

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 Southern Lens. Recent films include Meanwhile in Turkey, a documentary about the agency of women artisans during contemporary political... Read More →
LC

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.


Saturday April 9, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

2:00pm

Panel Discussion III: Writing Your Way to an MFA
Moderators
CM

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, he received the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence. He has worked with HBO Television, Warner Bros., and the National Shakespeare Company. Clint... Read More →

Speakers
EE

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 with his MFA from the University of Houston in 2010. He teaches creative writing and composition at Wake Forest University. His poems can be found in Poetry, jubilat... Read More →
AM

Aimee Mepham

Aimee Mepham grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. She holds a BA in English from Albion College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. She has taught creative writing workshops at Indiana University, Washington University in St. Louis, Salem College, and Wake Forest University. Her work has appeared in Meridian, River Styx, Opium Magazine, and Pinball Magazine, and has been performed twice by Liars’ League NYC. She is... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

3:00pm

ZSR Writers Camp and Flash Opus!
Student participants in the Feb 2016 ZSR Library Writers Camp discuss the creative process in the context of their flash-published work:

  • Katie Huggins 

  • Sean Dougherty 

  • Ashley Laughlin 

  • Hannah Goodwin 

  • Leah Haynes 

  • William Morgan 

  • Kari Burgess



Saturday April 9, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

4:00pm

Flash Mob! Meet the Writers!
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
HA

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’ to be Texan and Fixin’ to Party Texas Style.
JB

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.
BB

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 piano, rap, and beatbox. Blake has performed numerous hip-hop workshops all over the world at which he teaches young people how to beatbox and helps them... Read More →
EB

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 records.
avatar for Rachel Venuti Bulluck

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 has been instrumental in developing Render into a media powerhouse of 28 million unique monthly visitors and 12 million Facebook fans across multiple verticals... Read More →
SD

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 Panels, a history of comics, and Father Time, a collection of columns on fatherhood and family.  His novel, The Less We Touch, about... 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.
EE

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 with his MFA from the University of Houston in 2010. He teaches creative writing and composition at Wake Forest University. His poems can be found in Poetry, jubilat... Read More →
LE

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, Lynn Munsinger. A long-time writer for The Washingtonian magazine, Elliott was twice a finalist for the National Magazine Award.  Her latest... Read More →
MG

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.
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, and the author of My Year Inside Radical Islam. Daveed’s most recent book, Bin Laden’s Legacy, examines the evolution of al Qaeda’s... Read More →
TH

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 →
CJ

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.
HL

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 teacher, is the Poetry Editor for the online literary magazine The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.
CM

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, he received the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence. He has worked with HBO Television, Warner Bros., and the National Shakespeare Company. Clint... Read More →
TN

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 production of the documentary films and multimedia stories. Temple’s research broadly seeks... Read More →
DP

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 especially with Title I schools and school systems.
MR

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 →
GS

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 Southern Lens. Recent films include Meanwhile in Turkey, a documentary about the agency of women artisans during contemporary political... Read More →
ES

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 Director of the North Carolina Writers Network.  His much-praised collection of short stories is Parlous Angels.
PT

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, institutional capacity building, community programming, and international development.
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 the 1992 award-winning environmental film made for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Chesapeake: Living off the Land. She has planned more... Read More →
MW

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 Project with its “Fact Check of the Week.”
LC

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.
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 contemporary social movements, beginning with the 1960 Winston-Salem sit-in, in which he was catapulted from one side to the other by each... 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 delivers speeches and essays on the values of Wake Forest and recently completed The History of Wake Forest University, Volume V.
JY

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 received the James Applewhite Poetry Prize from the North Carolina Literary Review. He published his first full-length collection, Cold Spring... Read More →
PZ

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 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

5:00pm

Happy Hour! Cash Bar! History of Wake Forest Book Signings!
A break before the banquet!

And a chance to meet and greet the authors of HISTORY OF WAKE FOREST, VOLUMES 5 AND 6!

Moderators
Speakers
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 delivers speeches and essays on the values of Wake Forest and recently completed The History of Wake Forest University, Volume V.


Saturday April 9, 2016 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

6:30pm

Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Keynote Address
Five alumni/ae writers inducted into the Wake Forest University Writers Hall of Fame. Keynote speech, "The Ethics of a Writer," by Steve Duin. A simple plaque ceremony featuring inductees and/or family. And a delicious feast and/or banquet!

Moderators
SD

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 Panels, a history of comics, and Father Time, a collection of columns on fatherhood and family.  His novel, The Less We Touch, about... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maria Henson

Maria Henson

Maria Henson (’82) has served as a general assignment reporter, statehouse reporter, Washington correspondent, editorial writer, assistant managing editor and deputy editorial page editor from North Carolina to California and many states in between. She won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing and, while at The Sacramento Bee, edited the series about Yosemite National Park that won a 2005 Pulitzer Prize. In 2010, she returned... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

9:00pm

Wake Up To Poetry!
Wake Forest students compete in Poetry Slam! Cash prizes! Big talent! Possible Open Mic for Words Awake participants!

Please note: no karaoke permitted.

Moderators
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.
CM

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, he received the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence. He has worked with HBO Television, Warner Bros., and the National Shakespeare Company. Clint... Read More →
GS

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 Southern Lens. Recent films include Meanwhile in Turkey, a documentary about the agency of women artisans during contemporary political... Read More →
LC

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.

Saturday April 9, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Shortys Wake Forest University

9:00pm

The After-Party! Words Awake 2, Electric Boogaloo!
Multi-media slam event and poetry party! Wake Up to Poetry!

Saturday April 9, 2016 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Shortys Wake Forest University