Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival November 5-6, 2015

If you're interested in writing and talking about writing, plan on attending Francis Marion University's annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival. Four nationally known and best-selling authors and poets, and their avid readers, will descend upon the university Nov. 5 and 6 at this year's Festival, which is free and open to the public.

The two-day Festival will celebrate and promote literature and reading with renowned authors Aaron Hartzler, Honorée Fannone Jeffers, Kay Ryan, and Emily St. John Mandel. During the day, writers will talk about writing and their works in various panel discussions. Each evening, two writers will read from their work. All readings will be followed by a book signing, as well as a reception at The Cottage on Francis Marion's campus. You can bring your own copies of books by these writers, but books will also be on sale during the day. Come and enjoy a day of reading and talking about texts with writers and readers in the community and on campus.

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