What is this all about?
Literary Festival 2017 is a 2-day event in which Broward College and FAU students, staff and faculty are invited to come and meet authors, join a Poetry Slam, enjoy dance performances, check out a human "book," meet student researchers, participate in a game and more!
Where is this happening?
This year, LitFest will be at the University/College Library (Building 17) on Davie/Central Campus. Specific event locations can be found on the main tab "Literary Festival 2017." The campus map can be viewed below.
Why would I come to this?
For many reasons. First, it is a great opportunity to meet published authors, student researchers at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level, as well as check out a human "book" - all of whom have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Second, you get to mingle with other like-minded students in a fun, social and academic setting. Third, if you are interested in research or publishing, this is a great opportunity to ask questions from people who are active in research and/or have published in a variety of formats and situations. Fourth, why not come out and see some awe-inspiring original poetry from your peers? Also, there is the whole party in the library aspect that is well worth experiencing if only for the novelty of not getting shushed.
Can I bring a friend?
The event is for BC and FAU students, staff and faculty.
What's with the Media Release form?
We will be taking pictures and filming the event for our own promotional use. As such, we require that everyone in attendance and participation has signed a release form allowing for the use of their image.
I heard there were prizes...
Well, yes. Although we believe that the experience itself is a prize, we have several lovely items that are up for raffle at the end of the evening. So stick around.