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The Bert C. Bach Written Word

Department of Literature and Language

The Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative

Spring Literary Festival 2020 **Postponed until Spring 2021-- Please check back for details.**

Linda Parsons

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 7 - April 8, 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 Gordon Anderson, and the Department of Literature and Language and its chair, Professor Katherine Weiss, 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, , and our festival assistant director, .

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

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