Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival Finalists’ Reading
September 27 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
The Agnes Scott College English department comes together to present some of the finalists of their 49th annual Writers’ Festival Contest.The finalists will read the pieces that appear in the 49th Writers’ Festival magazine and talk with Professor Alan Grostephan in this celebration of student writing.
Readers: Damara Soto, Camryn Smith, Shelby Turner, Sigal Khan, Sophia Ho, Sara Masters, Zoe Salveson, Bella Braxton, Delaney Porter
About the Moderator:
Professor Grostephan teaches creative writing–fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and literary translation. His interests include literary modernism, 20th century American, post-colonial, and Latin American literatures. In 2001, he co-founded a nonprofit in a slum outside Bogotá, Colombia, where he taught creative writing and theater. He is the editor and translator of Stories of Life and Death, a collection of writing by young Colombian authors, and the author of Bogotá, a novel, long-listed for the Pen/Robert W. Bingham Award and chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best ten books of fiction in 2013. He is currently finishing his second novel.