Schedule of Events

Friday, October 2

8:00 PM Reading by Tarfia Faizullah and David James Poissant
Peirce Hall, Peirce Lounge
Tarfia Faizullah’s poetry has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection, Seam, won the 2015 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award for poetry. David James Poissant’s writing has been featured in Best New American Voices, the Atlantic, and the New York Times, among others. His debut story collection, The Heaven of Animals, won the 2015 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award for fiction. Booksigning to follow.

Saturday, October 3

9:00-11:00 AM Writing Workshops
Lentz House
Led by Tarfia Faizullah and David James Poissant. Pre-registration required.

12:00-2:00 PM KR Associates 1939 Press: Letterpress Open House
Bexley Hall, Room 106
Come tour this vintage-modern studio, home of the KR Associates 1939 Letterpress print shop. Savor this creative opportunity to print your own bookmark.

12:00 PM Sidewalk Sale
Kenyon College Bookstore
An amazing selection of Kenyon Review Preview Books will be available outside the bookstore.

2:00 PM Panel Discussion: Beyond New Journalism
Kenyon College Bookstore
A conversation about journalism and literary nonfiction now and in the future. Featuring Robin Davis (Editorial Director, Kenyon College), Ivonne Garcia (Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English, Kenyon College), Lewis Hyde (Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing, Kenyon College), and Roger Rosenblatt. Moderated by Mark Ellis (Associate Vice President for Communications, Kenyon College).

3:30 PM Reading by Andrew Grace and Melinda Moustakis
Finn House, Cheever Room
Andrew Grace is the author of three books of poems, most recently Sancta. His poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, and Poetry Magazine, among others. Melinda Moustakis’s book, Bear Down Bear North: Alaska Stories, won the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Maurice Prize and was a 5 Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation. Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, Granta, New England Review, and elsewhere. Booksigning to follow.

Keynote Event

8:00 PM The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture:
An Evening with Roger Rosenblatt

Followed by booksigning
Storer Hall, Brandi Recital Hall

Roger Rosenblatt is the author of seventeen books, including New York Times Notable Books Kayak Morning and The Boy Detective, as well as other national bestsellers Unless It Moves the Human Heart, Making Toast, Rules for Aging, and Children of War, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His essays for Time and The NewsHour on PBS have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook University.

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We are grateful to our funders and promotional partners: Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Ariel Corporation, The Peoples Bank, 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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