Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 23

7:00 PM

Kenyon Review 75th Birthday Bash
Join us as we kick off the 2014 Literary Festival with a celebration of the Kenyon Review’s 75th birthday. 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 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, New Republic, Poetry, the Progressive, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection, No Object, won the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges 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

12:00 PM

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

Kenyon College Bookstore

1:00 PM

State of Wonder: An Offline Continuation of the Online Book Discussion
Join David Lynn, Editor of The Kenyon Review, Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Associate Editor of The Kenyon Review, Janet McAdams, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in Poetry at Kenyon College, and Natalie Shapero, Associate Editor of The Kenyon Review as they delve into some of the main ideas from their month-long State of Wonder blog conversation.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: The Future of the Independent Bookstore
Featuring Llalan Fowler (Main Street Books in Mansfield, Ohio), Lois Hansen (Paragraphs Books in Mount Vernon, Ohio), Ann Patchett (Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee), and Kate Schlademan (The Learned Owl in Hudson, Ohio). Moderated by Jim Huang (Kenyon College Bookstore in Gambier, Ohio).
[Please note: There will be no book signings at this event. Ann Patchett will sign books following her Keynote Lecture at 8:00pm in Rosse Hall.]

Kenyon College Bookstore

4:15 PM

Bel Canto: Arias and Excerpts from the Novel
Readings from Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto with vocal accompaniment.

Storer Hall

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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