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RU Literary Festival Literary Festival with Nikki Giovanni, George Singleton, John Pipkin, and Jeanne Larsen as moderator

Thursday Apr 4
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On April 4, 2013 (McGuffey Auditorium, 8:00 PM), authors Nikki Giovanni, George Singleton, John Pipkin will participate in Radford University’s Annual Literary Festival. The three authors will each give a fifteen-minute reading followed by a panel discussion moderated by Larsen. This year’s theme is How has your scholarship and creative work affected your and others’ perspectives on local, national, and global issues?

Singleton and Pipkin have also agreed to visit classes during their time on campus, and at least two RU instructors are teaching some of their works.

Giovanni, Singleton, and Pipkin are authors of several books and each writer has garnered many awards (Please see attached bios.). Currently, Giovanni is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, Singleton teaches fiction writing and editing at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville, SC, and Pipkin lives in Austin, TX, and teaches in the low-residency program at Spalding University.