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NWFSC Reads 2013 with Visiting Author Julianna Baggott

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


3/12/2013 - Northwest Florida State College will feature guest author Julianna Baggott during its annual literary event series, NWFSC Reads. Baggott will present an excerpt from Fuse – the second in her sci-fi thriller series: The Pure Trilogy – during this year's NWFSC Reads keynote event on April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sprint Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the college's Niceville campus. A reception and unveiling of the college's literary journal, the Blackwater Review, will be held immediately prior starting at 6:00 p.m. in the room 132 of the Student Services Center.

Other events that are part of the NWFSC Reads series will be held April 11 to 18 (see below) and feature NWFSC professors and students. All NWFSC Reads events are free of charge and open to both students and the public. Each event will be held at the college's Niceville campus at 100 College Boulevard. Seating is limited.

Julianna Baggott is the award-winning author of seventeen books appearing under her own name as well as Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. In addition to The Pure Trilogy – for which film rights have recently been acquired by Fox 2000 – Baggott is more notably the author of National Bestseller Girl Talk, The Madam, and The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted, for adult readers; The Anybodies Trilogy and The Prince of Fenway Park for younger readers; as well as three collections of poetry including Lizzie Borden in Love.

An Associate Professor at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts, Baggott has had work printed in The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Best Creative Nonfiction and Best American Poetry. Her books have been selected as a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, a Washington Post Book of the Week, and a Starbucks Bookish Reading Club pick.

Visit for more information about NWFSC Reads, or contact Dr. Vickie Hunt at 729-6041 or All events of the NWFSC Reads series include:

Thursday, April 11, 2:30 p.m. Profs on Pure in the Arpke Room (Room 315 of the Student Services Center) Join us for coffee and cookies as English professors, Dr. Vickie Hunt, Dr. Deidre Price, Dr. Beverly Holmes, and Professor Sudy Suderman, kick around what we believe makes Pure a must read.

Monday, April 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Meet and Greet with Julianna Baggott in Room 133 of the Student Services Center. Find out how this prolific writer has published 17 books in ten years, how she's crossed genres so seamlessly, or simply ask her some questions about your favorite Baggott book or character.

Monday, April 15, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Book-signing by Julianna Baggott in the Barnes & Noble NWFSC Campus Bookstore. Don't miss this opportunity to get your first-edition copy of Fuse signed by the author.

Monday, April 15, 6:00 p.m. Blackwater Review Reception Room 132 of the Student Services Center. Join us for refreshments as we honor the contributors to the 2013 issue of Blackwater Review. Be the first to get this year's copy, available for sale: $5.00.

Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. NWFSC READS hosts the award-winning author, Julianna Baggott in the Sprint Theater.

Tuesday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. Raider Writers sponsor a Poetry Slam Contest in the Tyler Recital Hall of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. There is a $5.00 entry fee and a $50 first-place prize. For more information, contact Raider Writers.

Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. Blackwater Review Reading in the Morell Conference Room (Room 302 in the Student Services Center) Join us for dessert and the opportunity to hear a select group of writers read from their work in this year's Blackwater Review. This year's issue will be available for $5.00 a copy. Maybe you can get the autograph of one of tomorrow's big stars.