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Take the High Road! (Festival, That Is)

We’ll have an exhibit table at The High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction this weekend—come on out and see us!

The festival takes place at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem.

On Friday, March 22, at 7:30 pm, Clint McCown and cowboy poet Sean Sexton kick things off at Bookmarks downtown.

Saturday offers Master Classes, Seminars, and Open-to-Public Readings, and Vendors (that’s us!). The weekend wraps with Sunday morning’s seminar with Tom Lombardo, “Women’s Elegies: Anne Sexton (1960) to Jennifer Holley Lux (2018)—What Has Changed?”

There’s still time to register for many of the poetry seminars, including classes run by Laura Hope-Gill, Valerie Nieman, Grace Ocasio, Kai Carlson-Wee, and more.

Still-open fiction seminars include those under the tutelage of Wendy Fox, Marjorie Hudson, Jen Julian, and Joseph Mills, among others.

While the seminars do require a fee, there are many free events over the course of the weekend, including the Reading Room, featuring two open mic sessions and faculty readings throughout the day.

In the Vendor Room, we’ll be hanging out with publishers and editors of journals, magazines, and books of poetry and short fiction, including Cave Wall, Charlotte Lit, Snapdragon: a Journal of Art and Healing, the NC Literary Review, and the NC Poetry Society, among many others.

For more information, and to sign up for seminars (there’s still time!), click here.