Rollins College

Rollins Welcomes Renowned Author Derek Walcott to Winter With the Writers

February 03, 2009

Media Contact: Stephanie Page Duesing, 407-646-2203

What: The 69th season of Winter With the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts continues on Thursday, Feb. 5 with Nobel Prize recipient Derek Walcott.  He has published eleven books of poetry and five books of plays including award-winning play Dream on Monkey Mountain. Walcott has won the Guinness Award for Poetry, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Cholmondeley Prize, the New Statesman's Jock Campbell Award, the Welsh Arts Council International Writers Prize, and the Queen's Medal for Poetry.

When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

Where: Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Visitor parking is available in the SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage.

Thursday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.

Master Class – Derek Walcott will discuss work penned by Rollins students.

Location: Bush Auditorium, Bush Science Center, Rollins College


Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.

Author Reading and Interview –This event will include readings, an on-stage interview with the author and a book signing.

Location: John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D Keene Hall, Rollins College


Background: Winter With the Writers brings distinguished writers to campus to share their work and expertise with students and the community four consecutive Thursdays beginning the last week in January. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 407-646-2666.


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