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After Words: Writers’ Week Conference 2022 | Wilmington

November 7, 2022 @ 9:30 am - November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

After Words: Writers’ Week 2022 will be held Monday, November 7 — Friday, November 11.

For a complete schedule, visit the event website provided below.

So you’ve done your writing. You’ve read something inspiring. What comes next? What are we left with in the space after reading or completing a work of literature? How can written work outlast us as writers, affect us as readers, and inspire us to action when words are no longer sufficient? These are the questions we are asking in this year’s Writers’ Week Conference, themed: After Words.

Each year, we invite writers and literary professionals from outside the department to come to UNCW for a week of readings, workshops, and craft talks in both poetry and prose. Creative Writing classes are cancelled during the week to allow students to attend Writers’ Week events. With rare exception, all events are free and open to the public, with no registration or ticketing required. Everyone in the UNCW community is invited and encouraged to come and participate with us November 7th-November 11th.  

We are honored to present in a special Buckner event National Book Award Finalist and Keynote Imani Perry. Author Josina Guess will also headline the reading and conversation on November 10, and we will celebrate the release of Lookout Books’ acclaimed anthology, Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic, edited by Valerie Boyd.


November 7, 2022 @ 9:30 am
November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


UNCW Department of Creative Writing
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University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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