The achievement was determined by a rigorous review and awarded by the National Council for Teachers of English and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the only such program to do so in North Carolina.
Western Carolina University’s annual Spring Literary Festival has a 15-year history of hosting local and national writers and showcasing established and emerging literary talent, all part of an open-to-the public community celebration.
The 15th annual Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University will feature author and former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, called “the most popular poet in America” by The New York Times. All events are free and open to the public.
Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top – and most lucrative – honors in the publishing world.
An English-as-a-second-language community liaison for Durham public schools will visit Western Carolina University to discuss opportunities and obstacles for the state’s Latina/o students who are applying to college.