Authors Crystal Wilkinson and Carrie Brown are joining the Radford University community for the Sixth Annual Highlander Literary Festival on Tuesday, April 15.
The festival, presented by the RU English Club, will feature readings, book signings, a panel discussion and a reception. Events begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium and admission is free.
Wilkinson is the author of "Blackberries, Blackberries," winner of the 2002 Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature and "Water Street," a finalist for both the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a group that advocates for the multicultural voice in Appalachian literature.