Jeannette Walls takes center stage for annual NWF Reads

NICEVILLE- Author of a celebrated memoir Jeannette Walls will take center stage at the main event for Northwest Florida State College’s NWF Reads, the college’s annual week-long literacy event, on April 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Sprint Theatre. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow.

Walls is best known for her best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, which details her life growing up in extreme poverty and the tale of her emergence from it. Named by Amazon as one of the top 10 books of the decade in August 2017, her inspiring story was brought to the big screen in a highly-anticipated major motion picture starring Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Brie Larson as Walls.

Immediately preceding the performance by Walls on April 16 will be the annual Blackwater Reviewreception in the adjoining McIlroy Gallery from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. The event includes selected student readings and the unveiling of the student art selected for the cover of this year’sBlackwater Review, the college’s annual literary and fine arts journal.

In addition, on Friday, April 13, selected student poets and writers published in this year’sBlackwater Review will read and perform their pieces at a casual event at 6 p.m. in the McIlroy Gallery.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact NWF Reads Director Dr. Beverly Holmes at 850-729-6032 or For a full list of NWF Reads events, visit

Share this article

See All News

Back to News Center