Main Menu

Society for Creative Writing to host festival October 11-13

ISSUED: 13 September 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Society for Creative Writing is hosting The Danske Dandridge Literary Festival October 11-13. The festival will offer writing workshops, readings, a panel on translation, and question and answer sessions. Special guest Sir Andrew Motion, former poet laureate of the United Kingdom and Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University, will read on Saturday, October 12, at 7 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Hall auditorium. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

The festival will feature writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Jane Brox, faculty member at Lesley University’s low-residency M.F.A. Program; Nancy Naomi Carlson, senior translation editor for Tupelo Quarterly; Jennifer Grotz, professor of English at the University of Rochester and director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences; Roser Caminals, a native of Barcelona and emerita professor of Spanish at Hood College; William Heath, professor emeritus, Mount St. Mary’s University; and Barrett Warner, co-editor of the Free State Review, a nonpartisan literary journal, and acquisitions editor for Galileo Books, a nonprofit publisher of poetry and prose collections. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Friday October 11

Saturday October 12

Sunday October 13

The Society for Creative Writing is supported by the Shepherd University Foundation’s Scarborough Society, the President’s Circle, Shepherd Success Fund, HBP, Inc., and Four Seasons Books.

For more information go to or Facebook

— 30 —