2000 Blackburn Literary Festival (Apr. 5-16, 2000)

Barry Lopez
Wednesday, April 5
National Book Award Winner Barry Lopez reads new stories dealing with the exploration of personal and physical landscapes.

Amy Hempel and Andrea Selch
Thursday, April 6
Visiting Blackburn Professor Amy Hempel and Professor Andrea Selch read from their short fiction and poetry, respectively.

‘a local avant-garde?’: an evening of poetic disruption
Thursday, April 6
Multimedia presentations and deconstruction of language.

Joe Ashby Porter
Wednesday, April 12
Joe Ashby Porter reads from a short story forthcoming in the Yale Review

Maxine Kumin
Thursday, April 13
Love Auditorium
Pulitzter Prize-winner Maxine Kumin reads from selected poems.

The Drama New Works
Friday, April 14
The Drama New Works presentation on Friday evening presents four student-written one-act plays.

Fred Chappell
Saturday, April 15
North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell joins the festival from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to read from a funny and insightful series of poems about family.

James Applewhite
Sunday, April 16
A poetry reading by Duke Professor James Applewhite.

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