March 1, 2007
Pulitzer Prize-winning author will be keynote speaker at ASU’s Sandhills Writers Conference
Augusta, GA – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Dunn will be the featured speaker at Augusta State University’s 32nd annual Sandhills Writers Conference being held March 22-26. A Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Mr. Dunn won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Different Hours collection of poems. He will give his keynote speech at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, in 101 Galloway Hall.
Mr. Dunn is the author of eleven collections of poetry including Loosestrife; New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994; Landscape at the End of the Century; and Between Angels. His honors include a Trustee Fellow in the Arts at Stockton College in 1991 and 2000; a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Poetry at several colleges since 1990; and the 1991 Lila Wallace Fellow in Poetry, Wartburg College. Mr. Dunn has won numerous awards including finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, 1996; Academy Award in Literature, 1995; the James Wright Prize, 1993; and more.
The conference will feature other authors including Brazilian poet and philosopher Silvia Anspach, Southern novelist Allen Wier, Augusta children’s literature author Lynette Samuel, and Florida poet Lola Haskins.
There will be discussions on the writer’s craft in the major literary genres, readings, book signings, and a panel discussion on magazine publishing, featuring editors from the Chattahoochee Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Spelman College’s Focus.
Other highlights include a song lyric workshop by Nashville singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel who will also be performing in-concert at Le Chat Noir at 304 Eighth Street on Thursday, March 22, at 9:15 p.m., and an open mic reading by participants and members of the public from 9-11 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
Registration is required for conference participants and is open until March 22.
The Sandhills Writers Conference is funded, in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts, the ASU Foundation, the Jean DeWitt Fitz Memorial Fund, and the Mary Lu Kuhl Writing Scholarships. Registration is required for conference participants.
For more information, call ASU’s Department of Communications and Professional Writing at 706-729-2416.
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