Fifteen Wake Forest alumni constitute the inaugural class of inductees into the Wake Forest University Writers Hall of Fame. These fifteen individuals come from all walks of life and time periods, but they all share one trait: accomplished careers centering around the written word. Here you will find the official Words Awake! biographies for each of these fifteen writers. This first volume of “Words Awakened: Biographies of Wake Forest's Most Distinguished Writers” serves as a thank-you to these writers that have so wonderfully represented Mother So Dear in their contributions to literary life.