Far From The Centers of Ambition
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2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series

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Now in our third decade of high-quality literary programming, I want to thank Lenoir-Rhyne University for its support, which has allowed us to keep our events free and open to the public-especially in these challenging times. I also want to thank our Sponsors and our individual patrons for their belief in the importance of reading in our lives. The mission of the Visiting Writers Series is "to build a community of readers," and we invite you to join us through your financial support.


Dr. Rand Brandes, VWS Director


Visiting Writers Series

2013-2014 Season:
Jon Meacham
Martin Marty
James Dodson
Junot Diaz
A.S. Byatt
Lou Berney
Belle Boggs
Isabel Wilkerson
Joseph Bathanti
Sherman Alexie
Mary Pope Osborne

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