Knox Reads!

Knox Reads! is a community-reading event celebrating the work of one chosen author each fall. Ann Patchett, recipient of the 2014 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, will visit Gambier on October 25th, 2014 to give the keynote address at the Kenyon Review Literary Festival.

Knox Reads! Schedule of Events

Sept. 20–Oct. 22, 2014

Sept. 20, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Knox Reads! Kickoff at the Farmers’ Market on the Mount Vernon Public Square. Free copies of Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder will be distributed at the market and will also be available at Paragraphs Bookstore and the Kenyon College Bookstore.

Oct. 1, 12:00pm — Brown Bag Chat: States of Wondering — Ethics & Possibility in Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Mount Vernon. Led by Janet McAdams, Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Poetry at Kenyon College.

Oct. 18, 2:00-5:00pm — Harvest Festival at the Brown Family Environmental Center. Stop by the Kenyon Review table at the BFEC Harvest Festival to learn more about the Literary Festival and try your hand at a fun literary activity.

Oct. 22, 7:00pm — Book Discussion: State of Wonder at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Mount Vernon. Led by Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Professor of English at Kenyon College.

Acclaim for Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder

“Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can’t do?…Patchett’s last knockout pages proceed full-speed ahead, with more twists and turns and treachery than the Amazon River. Nothing is as it seems, and the ending is as shocking as it’s satisfying….[State of Wonder is] extraordinary.”
Boston Globe

“This is surely the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer.”
Washington Post

“An engaging, consummately told tale.”
New York Times

“An alluring interplay between civilization and wilderness, between aid and exploitation.”
Wall Street Journal

For more information, please email us.

The Kenyon Review would like to thank the following organizations for their support of this community reading project:

Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Ariel Corporation, First-Knox National Bank, The Peoples Bank, Printing Arts Press, Mount Vernon News, Ohio Arts Council, Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, Kenyon College English Department, Kenyon College Bookstore, Kenyon Academic Partnership, and Paragraphs Bookstore.

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