First Annual Spring Gala Video

For those who would like to take a look at some of the high spirited happenings at last May’s First Annual Spring Gala, presented by Friends of Writers to endow the Carol Houck Smith Scholarship, follow this link to watch the wonderful video.

Created by Frank Wing, the video features faculty and students from Warren Wilson, as well as new friends, who gathered to support the fundraising effort and to celebrate the MFA program by way of toasting Ellen Bryant Voigt’s  birthday.  Click the link to see friends and mentors enjoying the festivities. Listen to a reading by Meryl Streep and Bill Irwin of selected Ellen Bryant Voigt poems, as well as the Streep/Irwin comedic review of the contemporary poetry scene.  (WARNING: any resemblance to the classic “Who’s on First” is entirely intentional!)

FOW was proud to have been able to fully endow the CHS scholarship by hosting such an enjoyable evening and looks forward to another successful fundraising event on behalf of the MFA Program in the spring of 2014.


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