The Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative
Spring Literary Festival 2021
The Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative celebrates writing this spring by hosting a two-day festival featuring Sonja Livingston, John McNally, Emily Rosko, and, as featured Jack Higgs Memorial featured reader, dramatist and poet Linda Parsons (above), along with ETSU professor Dr. Mark Baumgartner and alumna Danielle Nicole Byington. The festival takes place April 20 - April 21, a free event open to the members of the ETSU community and the general public.
Festival organizers wish to express their gratitude to former ETSU Provost, Professor Bert C. Bach, the College of Arts and Sciences and Dean Joe Bidwell, and the Department of Literature and Language and its chair, Professor Daniel Westover, for their support of this event.
For more information about the festival, please browse through this website; you may address other questions to our festival director, Jesse Graves, and our festival assistant director, Catherine Pritchard Childress.
Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative
c/o Department of Literature and Language
East Tennessee State University
P. O. Box 70683
Johnson City, TN 37614
Photo Credit: Chapter 16