In Celebration of the Written Word 

The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Writers' Festival is a celebration of the printed word featuring award-winning and internationally recognized authors who participate in readings, book signings, and workshops, focusing on hands-on, craft-oriented sessions in all genres of writing.  Opening up a writing dialogue in a supportive environment is the hallmark of this festival.

The biennial Writers' Festival will be held on the campus of The University of North Florida on March 8, 2014, and will feature writers from all over the country in  varied writing activities. Previous festivals  have included three-time Nobel Prize nominee, Joyce Carol Oates, Booker-Prize winning literary legend, Margaret Atwood, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and current Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey,  just to name a few.

Writers currently confirmed for the 2014 Douglas Anderson Writers' Festival include: 

Workshop space is limited and interested attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible!

If you would like to make a donation to support the festival, please visit the Festival Items page.  All proceeds will go to the Douglas Anderson Writers' Festival.

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