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Author and Filmmaker Junger Takes Center Stage at NWF Reads

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New York Times bestselling author and renowned director Sebastian Junger will take center stage at the main event for Northwest Florida State College’s NWF Reads, the college’s annual weeklong literacy event, April 15 at 7 PM in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage Theater in Niceville. The event is FREE and open to the public with a book signing to follow.


Mr. Junger is the internationally acclaimed author of WAR, The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont and Fire. He also directed the documentary films Restrepo and Korengal. As a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine and ABC News, he has covered major international news stories and has been awarded the National Magazine Award and a SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism.


“We’re thrilled to welcome renowned journalist and director Sebastian Junger to Northwest Florida State College,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, president. “Junger has made a significant impact on the military community with his work, and we are honored to offer this free event to our local military members and region.”


Immediately preceding Mr. Junger’s appearance will be the annual Blackwater Review reception in the McIlroy Gallery from 5:45 to 6:45 PM. The event includes selected student readings and the unveiling of the student art selected for the cover of this year’s edition of the college’s annual literary and fine arts journal.


On Thursday, April 11, selected student poets and writers published in this year’s Blackwater Review will read and perform their pieces at a casual event at 6 PM in the McIlroy Gallery.


For more information contact NWF Reads director Dr. Beverly Holmes at 850-729-6032 or For a full list of NWF Reads events, visit

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