Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wake Forest offers free writing workshops, readings

Wake Forest University launches a three-day celebration of writers and writing this week, as more than 40 novelists, biographers, poets, screenwriters, journalists and others -- all Wake Forest alumni -- return to campus for Words Awake!

Workshops, panels and readings will be held Friday through Sunday (March 23-25) in Wake's Benson University Center. They're free and public, but registration is encouraged. Topics include "writing sports," "writing business," "writing biography/memoir" and "writing/editing careers."

Speakers include:
Newsweek book critic Malcolm Jones
Fiction writers Stephen Amidon ("The New City") and Clint McCown ("The Member-Guest")
Nonfiction writer Doug Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage")
Children's author Jennifer Trafton ("The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic")
New York Times chief theater critic Ben Brantley