Bishop Dunne Catholic School will present its third annual Literary Festival April 6 - 7, 2020. The Festival is a celebration of the written and spoken word intended to encourage a love of language and literature among students, teachers and the community at large. The event brings nationally renowned authors to our Oak Cliff campus to share their insights about the craft of writing and literature’s ability to explore contemporary issues in creative ways. Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, NAACP Image Award and Kirkus Prize winner Jason Reynolds, and Newbery medalist Matt de la Peña appeared at previous festivals.
The 2020 Literary Festival will feature writer and commentator Heidi W. Durrow, author of the young adult novel The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. The book, based on a true incident, won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Durrow will lead a daytime student workshop and give a public talk about her work on the evening of April 6. Alumnae and children's book author Cyndi M. Robertson '09 will present a reading of Mae and Louise: The Heritage Festival to community members and middle school students. Playwright Jonathan Norton, a Dallas native with a growing national reputation, will offer a workshop for juniors and seniors on April 7.
As part of the 2020 BDCS Literary Festival, the school also will sponsor a creative writing contest with winners recognized at a special awards breakfast and outstanding entries published in Rugged, the school’s magazine of creative writing.
Additional details about Heidi W. Durrow’s public lecture will be available on this page in early 2020.
|Ann Fields||Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture|
|Mary Gracheck||Assistant Director of Advancement|
|Devin Nguyen||Donor Relations Manager|
|Brinkley Schneider||Literary Festival Chair|
|Lydia Torrez||Director of Advancement|
|Christine Voigt||Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology|
|Shannon Cerise||Bishop Dunne Board Chair and Parent of Alumni|
|Kim Davis||Bishop Dunne Parent|
|Jennifer Nagorka||Bishop Dunne Parent|