Wilson College will honor Wilson community writers with an Author’s Wall and Hall of Fame in the John Stewart Memorial Library.
In addition to archiving the written work of the Wilson community, the installation will also feature a plaque that reads, “The Wilson College Author’s Wall highlights the literary achievements of Wilson College community members. The Author’s Hall of Fame celebrates members of the Wilson Community who have made significant contributions to a life of letters and who have enhanced the literary culture of the college and society as a whole.”
Beside the plaque will be a bookcase featuring every work, both creative and academic, by Wilson authors dating from the college’s founding to the present. Various groups on campus helped to fund the project.
The dedication ceremony for the Author’s Wall and Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, June 2, during Reunion Weekend. During the event, former President Emerita Gwendolyn Jensen will be honored as one of the first authors added to the Hall of Fame.
Dr. Michael Cornelius, a Wilson author himself and Professor of English, expressed excitement at the prospects of the project. He stated, “Even you can be on the wall someday.”
Director of Alumnae/i Relations Marybeth Famulare spoke of the collection process for these works. She expressed the need for members of the Wilson community (alumnae/i, faculty, staff and administration, both former and current) to submit their published works.
Those interested in submitting their work may contact Reference and Instruction Librarian Kelly Spiese for more information.