The 15th Literary Festival is over; preps for next one start

On April 6, the Coulter recital hall filled up with people to listen to a poetry reading from one of the most famous contemporary poets: Billy Collins. After 13 artists visited WCU, the 15th Literary Festival ended. This year’s Literary Festival started on April 3 and featured short story writers, novelists, poets and for the first […]

Unconventional, random, honest: the Beats presented at Literary Festival

The Literary Festival began on Monday, April 3, and has featured several poets and nonfiction authors. On Tuesday, an event led by WCU’s own Paul Worley saw several students presenting their own poems and even putting together their own book of poems that was available for purchase. This was the largest audience at the festival […]

Time for some good readings: Literary Festival is back

The 15th annual spring Literary Festival is set to start on Monday, April 3, and will feature short story writers, poets, novelists and even a photographer. The Literary Festival is a four-day event that is hosted by WCU’s English department, celebrating literature, writing, art and storytelling. This year, a total of 13 artists from all over […]

Flynn closes the Literary Festival

“The job of an artist,” said Nick Flynn, “is going into the unknown and coming back out with something to give to people.” Western Carolina’s 10th Annual Spring Literary Festival ended March 22 with Nick Flynn as the final author to speak. The author gave the audience a very dynamic show with poems, prose, journals and photo […]

Slam poet hits literary festival

Spring is in the air as WCU’s Literacy Festival kicks off with authors from around the United States coming to Cullowhee to speak about their literature. The festivities began Sunday, March 18 with Glenis Redmond, a slam poet from South Carolina as she discussed her recent book Under the Sun and performed some of her […]