What It’s Like ... to Have a Famous Writer Read Your Story

Winter With the Writers gives students the chance to learn from today’s most venerable authors, and this year’s crop left a lasting impression.

English major Katie Pearce ’19 says she became a better writer in a single afternoon. Photo by Scott Cook. English major Katie Pearce ’19 says she became a better writer in a single afternoon. Photo by Scott Cook.

Rollins has a long history of bringing the world’s best contemporary writers to campus. For generations, Rollins students have talked shop with literary giants like Sinclair Lewis, Carl Sandburg and Zora Neale Hurston. Sponsored by the Department of English, the annual Winter With the Writers festival continues this tradition through round-table-style master classes that directly engage the undergrads and professional authors in discussions about the students’ original works.

English major and Winter With the Writers student intern Katie Pearce ’19 has been looking forward to this event for two years, and the real thing was even better than she expected.

What It’s Like ... to Have a Famous Writer Read Your Story