2014 Writers' Festival Guest Authors

Three distinguished authors will be on campus March 27-28, 2014 for Agnes Scott College’s 43rd Annual Writers’ Festival, the oldest continuous literary event in Georgia. The 2014 visiting authors are Terrance Hayes, poet; Nick Flynn, poet amd memoirist and Agnes Scott alumna Louisa Hill '09, playwright.

Nick Flynn Nick Flynn is the author of three memoirs, "The Reenactments" (2013), "The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment" (2010) and "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" (2004). "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City," winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being published as "Being Flynn," the name of the 2012 movie adaptation starring Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano. He is also the author of three books of poetry; "The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands" (2011); "Some Ether" (2000), winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry; and "Blind Huber" (2002). 


Terrance Hayes One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is the author of four books of poetry: "Lighthead" (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; "Wind in a Box" (2006), winner of a Pushcart Prize; "Hip Logic" (2002), winner of the National Poetry Series, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and "Muscular Music" (1999), winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many other honors and awards, including two Pushcart selections, four Best American Poetry selections and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including "The New Yorker", "Poetry", "The American Poetry Review", "Ploughshares", "Fence", "The Kenyon Review", "Jubilat", and "Harvard Review". His poetry has been featured on "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer". 


Louisa Hill '09 Louisa Hill ('09) received her MFA from the University of Iowa's Playwrights Workshop in 2012, where she was the Iowa Arts Fellow. Her thesis play "The Lord of the Underworld's Home for Unwed Mothers" (2012) received the Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwrighting from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), was selected as the keynote for the KCACTF Region 5 Conference and is slated for production in April 2014 at Muscatine Community College. Recently her play "Annette Kellerman Forever!" (2013) was selected for the Blueprint Series at the Brimmer Street Theatre Company in Los Angeles, where she now lives.