Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 23

7:00 PM

Kenyon Review 75th Anniversary Party
Join us as we kick off the 2014 Literary Festival with a celebration of The Kenyon Review’s 75th Anniversary. Featuring readings by Kenyon Review Fellows Jamaal May and Melinda Moustakis. Cake reception to follow.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

Friday, October 24

4:10 PM

Reading with E.J. Levy and Natalie Shapero
E.J. Levy’s writing has been featured in Best American Essays, The New York Times, and the Paris Review, among others. Her debut story collection, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award for fiction. Natalie Shapero’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Believer, The New Republic, Poetry, The Progressive, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection, No Object, won the 2013 Great Lakes College Association’s New Writers Award for poetry.

Finn House, Cheever Room

Saturday, October 25

9:00-11:00 AM

Writing Workshops
Led by E.J. Levy and Natalie Shapero. Pre-registration required.

Lentz House

Time TBD

Panel Discussion: State of Wonder
Featuring faculty from Kenyon’s Anthropology, Biology, English, Environmental Studies, and Philosophy Departments.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

Time TBD

Readings and Arias
Readings from Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto with vocal accompaniment.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

Time TBD

Sidewalk Sale
An amazing selection of Kenyon Review Preview Books will be available outside the bookstore.

Kenyon College Bookstore

Time TBD

Panel Discussion: The Future of the Bookstore
Featuring Jim Huang (manager of the Kenyon College Bookstore), Ann Patchett (co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville), and other area booksellers.

Kenyon College Bookstore

Keynote Event

8:00 PM

The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture:
An Evening with Ann Patchett

Followed by book signing

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels including Bel Canto, The Magician’s Assistant, and State of Wonder (2011). Her nonfiction books include Truth and Beauty, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Patchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the American Bookseller’s Association’s “Most Engaging Author Award”, and the Women’s National Book Association’s Award.

Rosse Hall

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We are grateful to our funders and promotional partners: 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, Great Lakes Colleges Association, Kenyon College Bookstore, Kenyon Academic Partnership, and Paragraphs Bookstore.

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