2018 Calendar of Events
1/29 An Evening of Performance
Shelby Campus, Health Sciences Building Multipurpose, 6:00 P.M. Join the Jefferson State Speech Team and contributors to Wingspan Literary & Arts Magazine for a reading and performance event. The Speech Team will perform and selected contributors will read from their work. Copies of Wingspan and refreshments will be available.
2/22 Katherine Webb-Hehn
Jefferson Campus, Workshop, FSC President’s Conference Room, 10:00 A.M. Reading, BDH 216, 11:30 A.M. Katherine Webb-Hehn is one of the founders of the Nitty Gritty Magic City Reading Series in Birmingham. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of North Carolina Greensboro but has more lately turned to journalism. A former editor at Weld for Birmingham, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Bitter Southerner, PANK and elsewhere. Currently, she’s the Alabama Political Reporter for Scalawag. Find her on Twitter @KAWebb. Event Flyer Katherine Webb Hehn flyer
3/6 Javacia Harris Bowser
Shelby Campus, Reading, Health Sciences Building Multipurpose, 11:30 A.M. Workshop, Health Sciences Building 156, 2:30 P.M Javacia Harris Bowser is a blogger, freelance writer, and educator living in Birmingham. She is the founder of See Jane Write, a network for women writers, bloggers and entrepreneurs. A native of Birmingham, she worked for several years in Louisville, Kentucky at the Louisville Courier-Journal. She returned home in 2009 to teach early American literature and continues her career as a freelance writer for various local and national media outlets including Birmingham magazine and USA Today. She is a contributor to Birmingham’s NPR affiliate and writes a monthly column on women’s issues in B-Metro magazine. Find more about her here.
4/9 Gary Dop
Clanton Campus, Workshop, CPAC Auditorium, 7:45 A.M. Shelby Campus, Reading, Health Sciences Building Multipurpose, 7:00 P.M Gary Dop serves as an associate professor of English and the Founding Director of the Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dop writes poems, short stories, essays, plays, and screenplays. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, read in the Washington Post, and been published in literary magazines including Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and North American Review. His first collection of poems Father, Child, Water was a bestselling poetry title with Red Hen Press in 2015. A second book of poems, Earth Never Settles, will be published in 2020. Find more here.