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After championing great writers for more than 20 years through the Visiting Writers Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University will celebrate the release of the book What Writers Do with a launch on Saturday, November 12 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Barnes & Noble located at 2405 Highway 70 in Hickory. Click here for further information about What Writers Do.

All Visiting Writers events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


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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