Tentative Schedule of Events
Friday, April 16
WA4! Featured Speaker Dhonielle Clayton on “Why We Need Diverse Books.”
Saturday, April 17
Reflections of our four Hall of Fame inductees: Stephen Amidon, Steve Duin, Clint McCown, and Mike Riley.
The Poets! A group of alumni/ae and faculty poets read from their latest work.
The Storytellers! Several alumni/ae written and oral storytellers talk about (and perhaps perform) the craft of stories.
The Screenwriters! Alumni/ae professional screenwriters discuss their work (Hollywood comes to Winston-Salem!)
We will hear from Shane Harris and induct our four new HALL OF FAME members.
“Writing Leadership,” featuring alumni leadership expert Brett Filson (’61), novelist Matt Gallagher (’05), and WFU Leadership and Character Institute leader Raven Scott.
Thomas O. Phillips
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