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Literary Arts

The English Department annually sponsors and co-sponsors significant contemporary writers and scholars, often winners of Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur "genius grants," National Book Awards and various other honors. All writers brought to campus work with students personally; all public presentations are free. For more information, please email Kathy Barton at or call 704-894-2254.

Key: 900 Room = C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union; BT = Barber Theatre, Cunningham Fine Arts Center; CI = Carolina Inn; DFPH = Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center; TTH = Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center; Atrium = Hamilton W. McKay Atrium, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center

2018-19 Calendar

Flanagan and Ottaway

"Davidson Reads" An Evening of Nonfiction with Dr. Brenda Flanagan and Amanda Ottaway '12

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 • 7 p.m. • TTH

Dr. Brenda Flanagan, Edward Armfield Professor of English, will give a presentation on Nina Simone & The Civil Rights Movement accompanied by accomplished jazz and R&B musician, Gerard Benson and Judith Porter, talented jazz pianist and instructor.

Amanda Ottaway '12,attended Davidson on a full scholarship for women's basketball. She is an author and journalist and will give a reading from her recently published book The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey (Stories from a Davidson College student-athlete.

Jaki Shelton Green

Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Reading • 11:05 a.m. • 900 Room
A Q&A on Poetry, Activism, and Community • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

Jaki Shelton Green teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and is a 2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee, 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate, 2007 Sam Ragan Award in Fine Arts and won the 2003 North Carolina Award in Literature.

These events are open to the college campus community and the public. No tickets are required.