Schedule of Events

Friday, November 8

5:00-7:00 PM

Empty Bowls Dinner
Join us for the Craft Center’s simple supper of soup, salad, and bread. Bid on one of the lovely ceramic bowls (hand-crafted by community members) presented for auction. All proceeds benefit Food for the Hungry, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Knox County.

Peirce Hall, Alumni Dining Room

7:30 PM

Poetry Reading with Rowan Ricardo Phillips Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of the 2013 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, and his book, The Ground, won the 2013 GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry.

Peirce Hall, Peirce Lounge

Saturday, November 9

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Poetry Workshop with Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith is the author of The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, winner of the 2012 Dorset Prize; Lamp of the Body, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award; and two prizewinning chapbooks: Nesting Dolls and The List of Dangers. Space is limited to 12.

Finn House, Cheever Room

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Literature in Translation
Including Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Katherine Hedeen, Paul Gebhardt, and Jennifer Clarvoe.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

1:30-3:30 PM

Philoctetes: Dramatic Reading and Discussion
A dramatic reading of Carl Phillips’ translation of Sophocles’ Philoctetes followed by a discussion with members of the Drama and Classics Departments.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

3:30-4:30 PM

Poetry Reading with Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith is the author of The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, winner of the 2012 Dorset Prize; Lamp of the Body, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award; and two prizewinning chapbooks: Nesting Dolls and The List of Dangers.

Kenyon College Bookstore

4:30 PM-6:30 PM

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

Kenyon College Bookstore

Keynote Event

8:00 PM

The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture:
An Evening with Carl Phillips

Followed by book signing

Carl Phillips is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Silverchest (2013) and Double Shadow (2011), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Other books include Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986–2006, a translation of Sophocles’ Philoctetes (2004), and Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (2004). A finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, his honors include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Award, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of American Poets, to which he was elected a Chancellor in 2006. In addition to contemporary poetry and the writing of it, his academic interests include classical philology, translation, and the history of prosody in English.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

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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, Ohio Arts Council, Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, Kenyon College Library, Kenyon College Bookstore, Kenyon College Craft Center, Kenyon Academic Partnership, Paragraphs Bookstore.

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