Register for the Windham-Campbell Virtual Festival

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September 20, 2021

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.