Camp Schedule



Jan. 29 at 3:00 pm

The big reveal! Professor and WFU historian, Jenny Puckett, will kick-off your writing adventure with a quick presentation about your writing process AND your artifact will be on display.  Special guest may arrive!

Writers Camp

Jan. 29 7:00 pm – Jan. 30 7:00 am

You and your fellow authors will meet at ZSR at 7:00 pm with everything you need for a binge writing session. Be prepared to stay till 7:00 am. Professor Ryan Shirey, Director of the WFU Writing Center will open the event with insider tips to make the most of your writing experience. Writing tutors from the Writing Center will be available during the event to assist you. Of course food and coffee will be available throughout the night to to keep you going. By 7:00 am, your work is done and we will close the event with a celebratory breakfast from Biscuitville, a few words of thanks and congratulations, and some gifts!

After the event all the writing will be professionally edited and then published as an eBook. Two leather-bound editions will be created by Craig Fansler in ZSR, one for Special Collections and one for the circulating collection. Students may be offered the chance to serve on a panel for a program at Words Awake 2 in April, where we would also like to make the book available.


Oct. 19 through Nov. 13: Open Application Period: All Wake Forest students are invited to submit online applications and writing samples for review.

Nov. 30: Student Author Selection: Student authors will be notified of their acceptance. You will begin receiving regular updates from the committee to prepare you for the January event, including your mystery artifact from the history of Wake Forest that will serve as your writing prompt. All will be revealed in your letter of acceptance.

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