Get to know this year’s visiting speakers and writers with our end-of-summer reading list

We’ve compiled an end-of-summer reading list featuring some of the exciting literary scholars and writers who are coming to Wake Forest this year. You can learn more about these speakers and other English department events on our events calendar. Fall 2018 Literary Events: An End-of-Summer Reading List   A. R. Ammons “About… Continue Reading: Get to know this year’s visiting speakers and writers with our end-of-summer reading list

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Carmen Giménez Smith will give a poetry reading on October 18 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The Wake Forest University Creative Writing program’s Dillon Johnston Writer Reading Series presents an evening with poet Carmen Giménez Smith on Thursday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This… Continue Reading: Carmen Giménez Smith will give a poetry reading on October 18 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Author John Crowley will give a reading on September 26 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The Wake Forest University Creative Writing program’s Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series presents an evening with author John Crowley on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This… Continue Reading: Author John Crowley will give a reading on September 26 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Poet and Essayist Lia Purpura to give a reading on April 12 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

Poet and essayist Lia Purpura will give a reading of her work at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Hanes Art Gallery, as part of the Dillon Johnston Writer Reading Series. A reception will follow. This free event is open to the campus community and the wider public.  Learn… Continue Reading: Poet and Essayist Lia Purpura to give a reading on April 12 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Poet Jerome Rothenberg to give a reading on March 27 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The first speaker for 2018’s Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series will be poet Jerome Rothenberg, who will give a reading of his work at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery of Scales Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. A reception will follow. This event… Continue Reading: Poet Jerome Rothenberg to give a reading on March 27 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Creative Writing program receives $10,000 gift from the family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick

The family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick ’50 recently gave $10,000 to the Wake Forest University English Department in support of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series and the department’s Creative Writing program. This generous gift honors Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick’s lifelong love of literature and learning. After graduating from… Continue Reading: Creative Writing program receives $10,000 gift from the family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick

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Writer’s chat with award-winning author Amanda Ngoho Reavey offered on Thurs., Sept. 21

Students and faculty in the English Department and Creative Writing Minor, please join us! Reavey will discuss the craft of writing poetry, literary nonfiction, and memoir. This event will take place on Thursday, September 21st at 2:30pm in Ammons Lounge (A107 Tribble Hall). Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a poet and… Continue Reading: Writer’s chat with award-winning author Amanda Ngoho Reavey offered on Thurs., Sept. 21

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