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Festival Schedule

Note: All events are free and open to the public. Most events take place in the UC Theater on the third floor of the A. K. Hinds University Center at Western Carolina University. Jill McCorkle's reading on Wednesday, April 2 will take place at the Sylva Public Library in downtown Sylva, NC. Colum McCann's reading on Thursday, April 3 will take place in the Coulter Recital Hall on the WCU Campus.

Please note time changes on Tuesday, April 1 for the Robert Conley Tribute (start time changed from 7:00 to 7:30) and the Linda Hogan reading (start time changed from 7:30 to 8:00).

Monday, March 31, 2014

12 p.m. Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series featuring Richard Chess and student poets Sam Fox, Patrick Bahls, Teleia Tollison, Grace Wester (UC Theater)
4 p.m. Nonfiction Writer David Cecelski (UC Theater)
7:30 p.m. Fiction/Nonfiction Writer Luis Alberto Urrea (UC Theater)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4 p.m. Poet Ron Houchin (UC Theater)
7:30 p.m. Robert Conley Tribute (UC Theater)
8:00 p.m. Poet and Fiction/Nonfiction Writer Linda Hogan (UC Theater)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4 p.m.

Fiction Writer Donna Glee Williams (UC Theater)

(Due to illness, Charles F. Price's reading has been cancelled.)

7 p.m. Fiction Writer Jill McCorkle (Sylva Public Library Community Room)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

2 p.m. Narrative4 Panel: Colum McCann, Ron Rash, Lisa Consiglio (UC Theater)
4 p.m. Fiction Writer George Singleton (UC Theater)
7:30 p.m. Fiction Writer Colum McCann (Coulter Recital Hall)

Friday, April 4, 2014

10 a.m. Faculty & Staff: Mary Adams, Catherine Carter, Deidre Elliott, Rosemary Peek, Ron Rash, John Stiles (UC Theater)
11 a.m. Alumni Writers & Artists: Anna Browning & Josh Crawford,T.J. & Caroline Holland
12 p.m. Reception & Art Exhibit (UC Illusions)
1 p.m. Alumni: Sue Ellen Bridgers, George Frizzell, Dawn Gilchrist-Young, Leah Hampton, David Joy
2 p.m. WCU Students