Center for Women Writers
The Center for Women Writers at Salem College is student-centered and women-focused.
It was established in 1996 under the guidance of Annette Allen, then a professor of English at Salem. Today it is directed by Amy Knox Brown, director of the creative writing program at Salem as well as an assistant professor of English and creative writing.
The Center does the following:
- Encourages young women at Salem College to express their writing through coursework in creative writing; submission of work to the College literary magazine, Incunabula; and participation in the Center's sponsored reading event each semester (helping with publicity, organization and execution).
- Sponsors the annual International Literary Awards competition.
- Sponsors the annual spring semester student reading event, Spotlight on Student Writers.
- Underwrites a January Term writer-in-residence (Sherrie Flick for 2011) and a poet in residence during the academic year (Joe Mills for 2010-2011).
- Sponsors writers who visit campus to read from their works and hold craft talks. These events are free and open to the public as well as to emerging and established women writers.
How to Reach Us
You may email the Center at email@example.com. You may also call the director, Amy Knox Brown, at (336) 917-5006.
2012 International Literary Awards
For descriptions of each literary award, prize money, and contest rules click here.
2011 International Literary Awards
For a list of the winners and finalists of the 2011 competition sponsored by the CWW, please click here.