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Author Event: Najla Said

Winston-Salem book lovers look forward every fall to the annual Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors. This event, the largest annual book festival in North Carolina, brings nationally known authors to downtown Winston-Salem on the second weekend in September. This year Bookmarks will celebrate its 10th festival on Saturday, September 6. Wake Forest University and ZSR Library... more

Authors Lev Grossman and Najla Said at ZSR

Winston-Salem book lovers look forward every fall to the annual Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors. This event, the largest annual book festival in North Carolina, brings nationally known authors to downtown Winston-Salem on the second weekend in September. This year Bookmarks will celebrate its 10th festival on Saturday, September 6. Wake Forest University and... more

Author Event: Lev Grossman

We are very pleased to announce that on Friday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m., Special Collections & Archives will host a talk, Q&A, and book signing event with acclaimed fantasy novelist Lev Grossman. Mr. Grossman will also be a featured author at the 10th annual Bookmarks Festival of Books, a free event happening in downtown... more

Author Appearances in Special Collections

During the first week of September, Special Collections will host appearances by two authors who have featured rare books, manuscripts, and libraries in their bestselling works of fiction. Book signings will follow each talk.  Both events are free and open to the public, and both will take place in the Special Collections and Archives Reading... more

New Acquisitions: Jan Hensley’s NC Authors Collection

ZSR’s Special Collections received an exciting addition to its Southern American literature collections in 2012 with the gift of Jan Hensley’s personal collection of materials by and about North Carolina authors. Mr. Hensley, who attended WFU in the 1960s, is a photographer, author, and collector who has been active in the North Carolina literary world... more

A Gift of Literature: Jan Hensley’s North Carolina Authors Collection

Jan Hensley and Lynn Sutton ZSR’s Special Collections department received an exciting addition to its Southern American literature collections in 2012 with the gift of Jan Hensley’s personal collection of materials by and about North Carolina authors. Mr. Hensley, who attended WFU in the 1960s, is a photographer, author and collector who has been active... more

“Don’t You Step on my Blue Suede Shoes” (coauthored by Bobbie Collins and Giz Womack)

This fall a First-Year Seminar (FYS) sparked a cross-team collaborative effort between RITS and Special Collections. When Jenny Puckett requested an instructional session for her FYS (Modern Wake Forest: A Living History), Vicki Johnson, Giz Womack, and Bobbie Collins combined their expertise to create a LIBGuide for the course. Due to the nature of this... more

Building IL skills with ENG 107 students (co-authored by Giz Womack and Bobbie Collins)

This summer Giz Womack and Bobbie Collins have coordinated several information literacy (IL) classes for faculty. Last week we organized IL activities for high school students participating in the LENS program, and this week we provided library instruction for Dr. Collin Craig’s ENG 107 class (Foundations in Academic Research and Writing). Before our initial class... more

LENS@WFU: Round 2 (co-authored by Giz Womack and Bobbie Collins)

In May, Giz started planning with Luke Johnston and Leigh Stanfield for the second summer LENS program (A program that teaches rising high school juniors and senior about both the issue of sustainability and about writing at the college level.) In his role as Outreach Librarian, Giz really found some new ways to promote the... more

Authors, Editors, and Fine & Performing Artists, January-December 2010

On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library honored the following faculty authors, editors, and fine & performing artists from January-December 2010 with a reception and dinner in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Faculty Honorees Robert Bliss, Schools of Business... more

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