Literary Festival

The Bishop Dunne Literary Festival  is a celebration of exploration where inspirational authors visit the school to encourage students, teachers, and the community to celebrate language in its artfully written, spoken, and poetic forms. Literary writing offers unique insight into the articulation of human experience and tackles contemporary issues. The festival showcases and provides access to professional writers who can offer guidance or inspiration with respect to their craft and support students in an exciting discovery of the modern literary world. 

The Bishop Dunne Literary Festival hosts workshops between students and accomplished novelists, journalists, poets, songwriters, and playwrights. A writing contest and publication of the next student Rugged magazine will be featured at a special awards breakfast where outstanding student work in literature will be exhibited. Successful alumni writers will also be showcased.

Please join us on April 5, 2020, for this year's keynote speaker Heidi W. Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. 

Program Details

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Literary Festival Committee

Ann Fields Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Mary Gracheck Assistant Director of Advancement
Melanie Gibson Librarian
Channing Milfeld English Department
Brinkley Schneider Literary Festival Chair
Lydia Torrez Director of Advancement
Christine Voigt Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology
Shannon Cerise Bishop Dunne Board Member and Parent of Alumni
Kim Davis Bishop Dunne Parent
Jennifer Nagorka Bishop Dunne Parent