01/22/08 — MOC Literary Festival February 20-21

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MOC Literary Festival February 20-21

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 22, 2008 1:45 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will hold its 7th Annual Literary Festival next month, featuring a New York Times' best-selling author.

Carole Boston Weatherford, who has written 30 books of poetry, non-fiction and children's literature, received the Ragan-Rubin Award from the N.C. English Teachers Association and is a two-time N.C. Arts Council Writers Fellow. She teaches at Fayetteville State University.

The festival will be held at the college on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20 and 21. Ms. Weatherford's presentation will be on Wednesday, with a reception to follow.

A poetry slam for students and the community will also be held on Feb. 21, with a prize of $100 offered. Advance registration and an entry fee of $1 is requested.

Both events are free and will be held in the Hennessee Room of the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Lenard Moore, assistant English professor, at 658-2502.