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Bishop Dunne Catholic School's 3rd Annual Literary Festival

Bishop Dunne Catholic School


Bishop Dunne Catholic School will present its third annual Literary March 23, 2023. 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 2023 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, inspired by 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 Thursday, March 23.

As part of the 2023 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.

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