Attracting nationally and internationally recognized writers, the 25th-annual wRites of Spring Literary Festival is a monumental tradition at Broward College's North Campus. Since 1990, this festival has functioned to augment student coursework while offering programs of interest to surrounding communities. Over the years, the festival has also added film and theatrical presentations and student contests in poetry, fiction, and essays. This year's event will host two keynote speakers, featuring internationally acclaimed novelist Marlon James, author of The Book Night of Women, and writer, playwright, and social activist Ngugi wa Thiong'o, author of Weep Not, Child. Maintaining the most popular event of the festival where participants can express their artistic talent and creative intellect, the theme of student presentations is the "Legacies of Resistance," which will be demonstrated through author readings, lectures, and a film screening/student panel discussion of the movie Tsotsi. All the readings and lectures will take place at the Omni Auditorium of Broward College's North Campus, located at 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. in Coconut Creek. Sponsored by the Broward College Foundation, Student Life, and a host of other organizations, the wRites of Spring Literary Festival is free and open to the public and will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Thursday. Call 954-201-2550, or [email protected].
Thu., March 20, 12:30-1:45 & 7-8:15 p.m., 2014