A. Van Jordan is the award-winnning author of four collections: Rise (2001), M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A (2005), Quantum Lyrics (2007), and The Cineaste: Poems (2013). For more information about A. Van Jordan 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