Dixie State University’s ‘The Southern Quill’ to host benefit, silent auction

David Wolverton and Kristyn Decker, who will read their work at the benefit and silent auction for “The Southern Quill”

ST GEORGE, Utah — To celebrate the community’s literary and artistic tradition, Dixie State University’s journal for creative writing and artwork, “The Southern Quill,” is hosting a benefit and silent auction featuring readings from two popular authors.

David Wolverton, who publishes under the pseudonym David Farland and is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of science fiction and fantasy novels, and Kristyn Decker, a local memoirist, author of the novel “Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies” and founder and director of the Sound Choices Coalition, will read their work at the benefit.

The event, which also will have past issues of “The Southern Quill” for sale and include an auction featuring merchandise and gift cards donated by local businesses, is set to take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.Kristyn Decker

“This event will bring together the Dixie State University campus and our community for a culturally enriching experience with two local writers whose work is both nationally and internationally known,” Dr. Cindy King, Dixie State assistant professor of creative writing and “The Southern Quill” faculty adviser, said. “The reading and silent auction will also serve as a benefit to celebrate and support ‘The Southern Quill.’”

The journal has been in print since 1951 and publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts of various forms from contributors in Utah and Clark County, Nevada. The staff of the journal is comprised of students from a variety of disciplines, who read, review and select the works that will be published.

“‘The Southern Quill’ carries so much history of the area and Dixie State. We are excited to be able to continue the tradition and share it with the community,” Ashley Imlay, “The Southern Quill” poetry editor, said.

For more information about “The Southern Quill,” visit thesouthernquill.comor contact Managing Editor Bailee Christiansen atbailee.christiansen@dmail.dixie.edu.

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