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THE 15th ANNUAL CLEMSON LITERARY FESTIVAL

Clemson Literary Festival

15th Annual Clemson Literary Festival - March 30th to April 1st

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Legacy

Clemson has a rich legacy of writers and thinkers. James Dickey played football for the Clemson Tigers long before he wrote the novel Deliverance. Barry Hannah wrote many of his early, iconic short stories while teaching in Clemson’s Department of English (1966-1973). Kurt Vonnegut, Joyce Carol Oates and Eudora Welty each contributed work to the pages of The South Carolina Review. In the first ten years of the Annual Clemson Literary Festival, we have been pleased to continue this legacy by hosting the following poets, prose writers, and journalists, listed below. These authors – including several Pulitzer Prize winners, Poets Laureate, and National Book Award Winners – rank among the most important living authors at work today. Check the Literary Festival posters and list of Clemson Literary Festival Visiting Writers below.

Sponsors

The generous contribution by the sponsors has helped the CLemson Literary Festival achieve such great heights of success. The department appreciates the constant support and faith for making this event such a big success. Join our prestigious list of sponsors or display the corporate logo or personal name on the Clemson Literary Festival website at following levels:

  • Pulitzer Sponsor

    $15,000+

    -Recognition as the principle sponsor of the Literary Festival Headline Reading

    -Special designation as a Pulitzer Sponsor in festival brochure

    -Sponsorship level noted on signage at the event and all promotional materials

    -Corporate logo on the Clemson Literary Festival website

    -Sponsorship level listed on all Clemson Literary Festival social media outlets

    -Invitation to the Friends of the Festival Reception with the headline reader

    -Recognition during all Literary Festival event introductions

  • Marquee Sponsor

    $5,000+

    -Marquee name recognition as the principle sponsor of one of the Clemson Literary Festival major events I.E. (The ____________ Young Writers Workshop, The ___________ Downtown Reading Series, etc.)

    -Special designation as a Marquee Sponsor in festival brochure

    -Sponsorship level noted on signage at the event and all promotional materials

    -Corporate logo on the Clemson Literary Festival website

    -Sponsorship level listed on all Clemson Literary Festival social media outlets

    -Invitation to the Friends of the Festival Reception with the headline reader

    -Recognition during all Literary Festival event introductions

  • Founding Sponsor

    $2,000+

    -Special designation as a Founding Sponsor in festival brochure

    -Sponsorship level noted on signage at the event and all promotional materials

    -Corporate logo or personal name on the Clemson Literary Festival website

    -Sponsorship level listed on all Clemson Literary Festival social media outlets

    -Invitation to the Friends of the Festival Reception with the headline reader

    -Recognition during all Literary Festival event introductions

  • Premier Sponsor

    $1,000+

    -Special designation as a Premier Sponsor in festival brochure

    -Sponsorship level noted on signage at the event and all promotional materials

    -Corporate logo or personal name on the Clemson Literary Festival website

    -Invitation to the Friends of the Festival Reception with the headline reader

    -Recognition during all Literary Festival event introductions

  • Key Sponsor

    $500+

    -Special designation as a Key Sponsor in festival brochure

    -Sponsorship level noted on signage at the event and all promotional materials

    -Corporate logo or personal name on the Clemson Literary Festival website

    -Invitation to the Friends of the Festival Reception with the headline reader

    -Recognition during all Literary Festival event introductions

  • Sustaining Sponsor

    $250+

    -Special designation as a Sustaining Sponsor in festival brochure

    -Sponsorship level noted on signage at the event and all promotional materials

    -Corporate logo or personal name on the Clemson Literary Festival website

    -Invitation to the Friends of the Festival Reception with the headline reader

    -Recognition during all Literary Festival event introductions

John Pursley

Festival Director

If you wish to join this legacy by pledging your support, please contact Festival Director John Pursley at pursle3@clemson.edu. Your contribution, in whatever capacity, will ensure that the students of today are the trailblazers of tomorrow.

John Pursley
Clemson Literary Festival
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