READS Week Events 2018

Monday, April 9

Edible Book Contest
Sponsored by the LRC and Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore
Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Edible books are simply books created from food. No baking skills needed; entries can be made from bread, fruits, cheeses, vegetables, even soup! Categories are Best Adult Book, Best Children’s Book; Best Pun, and Best Non-Cake book.

Contact for an entry form, or visit the LRC or bookstore.

NWFSC Film Club presents a screening of The Glass Castle

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Building 110, Room 328

Dr. David Simmons, Professor of Film Studies and Humanities, and the NWFSC Film Club will host a screening of The Glass Castle, a film based on Jeannette Walls’s memoir, a story of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant.

April 9-16

Children’s Book Drive
Phi Theta Kappa will be collecting new and gently used children’s books to be donated to Nellie’s Youth Village. Look for collection boxes around campus. For questions, please contact Ms. Donna Pierson

Wednesday, April 11

Book Discussion

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: LRC (Library, Niceville Campus)

Join us for a discussion of the best-seller The Glass Castle as well as Jeannette Walls’s other works.

Friday, April 13

The 2018 Blackwater Review Reading,
featuring student poets and writers

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: McIlroy Gallery, Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Blackwater Review invites you to preview the literary and artistic achievements of the students published in this year’s issue. Selected poets and writers will read and perform their pieces at this casual event. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit Black Water Review's website or contact Dr. Deidre Price at or (850) 729-5521.

Monday, April 16

Q&A with Jeannette Walls
Time: 11 AM-12 PM
Location: SSC Building Room 302 (Upstairs) 

Students will have the rare opportunity for an informal Q & A with author Jeannette Walls (Restricted to NWFSC students only.) For questions, please contact Dr. Beverly Holmes at

Blackwater Review Reception

Time: 6:00 – 6:45 PM
Location: McIlroy Gallery, Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Join us for the official unveiling of the 2018 issue of the Blackwater Review, featuring selected student readings. The award-winning literary and fine arts journal highlights the creative talent of NWFSC students. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Deidre Price (850) 729-5521 or

Monday Evening, April 16

MAIN EVENT: Fiction writer and Memoirist Jeannette Walls. Book signing to follow.

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Sprint Theater, Mattie Kelly Arts Center