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Being “High Roaded” Has Never Felt So Good

From our friends at Press 53:

The first annual High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction will be in Winston-Salem on Saturday, March 23, at the downtown Embassy Suites, featuring several master classes, seminars, and one-on-one critique sessions led by professional poets and writers, including former NC Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers (poetry), two time Pushcart Prize-winner David Jauss (short fiction), Columbia, South Carolina, Poet Laureate Ed Madden, award-winning short fiction author Jen Julian, and many others. There will be a reading room open to the public and a vendor room with publishers, editors, and writing organizations.*

Friday night at 7:30 at Bookmarks Bookstore, cowboy poet Sean Sexton will read with Clint McCown, and to wrap up the weekend a Sunday morning seminar with Tom Lombardo: “Women’s Elegies: Anne Sexton (1960) to Jennifer Holley Lux (2018)—What Has Changed?”

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*The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have an exhibitor’s table at this festival. Come by and say hello!