• Spring Literary Festival - Army Veterans and Writers jean Cannady and Tom Baker

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    Name: Spring Literary Festival - Army Veterans and Writers jean Cannady and Tom Baker
    Date: March 25, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    The Root online magazine listed Laurie Jean Cannady's Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul as one of the best nonfiction books by black authors in 2015. She has published personal essays on poverty, domestic violence, and military sexual trauma. Tom Baker is a U.S. Army combat veteran from the Vietnam war. He has been a foerster and logger in Western North Carolina for over forty years.

    For more information about Laurie Jean Cannady, Tom Baker and the other visiting artists, go to Literary Festival Artists

    LOCATION: UC Theater

    DegreePlus Skill: Cultural Responsiveness

    NOTE: Students are encouraged to attend multiple events in the festival; however, a maximum number of two DegreePlus points will be awarded for Spring Literary Festival participation.


    About the Spring Literary Festival (March 21-28): We seek to support a love of reading in Western North Carolina while providing exposure to new literary voices. Our area has a rich literary heritage all its own and this festival strives to secure that heritage's place on the nation's literary stage by bringing local and national writers together. The Spring Literary Festival is a reflection of Western Carolina University's commitment to bringing the best of the arts and education to the mountains. We hope that you'll join us this year. Dive into our schedule for more information about our visiting artists. 

    The literary festival receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

    Western Carolina University Sponsors - Bardo Arts Center; Campus Theme: Defining America; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of English; Division of Student Affairs; Hunter Library; Department of Campus Activities; Communications and Public Relations; Office of Research Administration; Office of the Chancellor; Office of the Provost; Residential Living

    Community Sponsors - City Light Bookstore; Fontana Regional Library; North Carolina Poetry Society

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