Register for the Windham-Campbell Virtual Festival
The Windham-Campbell Virtual Festival presents a series of live and on-demand events by the 2021 prize recipients. Register once online to gain free access to all of the events listed below, including the closing keynote address by U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo.
Sept. 15: Michael R. Jackson, drama, United States
Sept. 22: Vivian Gornick, nonfiction, United States
Sept. 29: Renee Gladman, fiction, United States
Oct. 6: Natalie Scenters-Zapico, poetry, United States
Oct. 13: Canisia Lubrin, poetry, St. Lucia/Canada
Oct. 20: Nathan Alan Davis, drama, United States
Oct. 27: Kate Briggs, nonfiction, United Kingdom/Netherlands
Nov. 3: Dionne Brand, fiction, Canada/Trinidad & Tobago
Nov. 10: Joy Harjo, United States poet laureate (keynote address)
The mission of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes is to bring attention to literary achievement by providing writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns. In addition to a citation and award, winners of the prizes receive an unrestricted grant of $165,000 to support their writing. The prizes were established in 2011 and are administered by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Learn more about the festival and prizewinners on the Windham-Campbell Prizes website.