The Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series
The Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, named after the founder of the Wake Forest University Press, brings to campus both established and emerging fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction each year to give readings and visit workshops. The readings are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and have become popular events in the university’s calendar. The readings are usually followed by a book signing and a reception. Readings are occasionally coordinated in conjunction with other departments and offices at Wake Forest as well as with local and state agencies such as the North Carolina Humanities Council and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Libraries.
Upcoming events in the Reading Series are announced alongside other department-sponsored events on the home page of the English Department.
Recent visiting fiction writers and poets include Evie Shockley, W.S. Merwin, Stuart Dybek, Maya Angelou, Natasha Trethewey, Heather McHugh, Harryette Mullen, Reginald McKnight, C.K. Williams, Julianna Baggott, Carl Phillips, Simon Armitage, Dan Chaon, Owen King, Kelly Braffet, Wilton Barnhardt, Martin Clark, Quinn Dalton, and Adam Zagajewski among many others.
For more information about the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series or Creative Writing at Wake Forest University, contact the Director of the Reading Series and Creative Writing Program, Amy Catanzano.