Schedule of Events

Friday, November 4

5:00-7:00 p.m.

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. Co-sponsored by the Craft Center and MVNU. All proceeds benefit Food for the Hungry, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Knox County.

Peirce Hall, Alumni Dining Room

8:00 p.m.

Reading by Daniel Mark Epstein
Daniel Mark Epstein is a biographer, poet, and dramatist whose work has been widely published and performed. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and New Republic, among others. His biographies have received numerous accolades from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Sun-Times, and others. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Booksigning to follow.

Peirce Hall, Peirce Lounge

Saturday, November 5

9:00-11:00 a.m. Writing Workshops
We are offering a prose workshop led by Jaquira Diaz, and two poetry workshops led by Daniel Mark Epstein and Margaree Little. Enrollment is limited. To enter the participant drawing for one of these workshops, please send an email specifying which workshop leader you prefer to by Friday, October 28th.

12:00 p.m.

Sidewalk Sale
Come browse a wide selection of literary magazines and small press books. Sale continues all day.

Kenyon College Bookstore

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Falconry and Heraldry
Head to the Kenyon Bookstore for a taste of Thomas Cromwell’s England. Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. to make your own coat of arms and get up close and personal with live falcons from the Ohio Wildlife Center.

Kenyon College Bookstore

2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Reimagining the Renaissance
A conversation about the cultural and historical context of Wolf Hall. Featuring Amy Blumenthal (Assistant Professor of English), Piers Brown (Assistant Professor of English), Dane Heuchemer (Professor of Music), and Rachel Kessler (Priest-in-charge of Harcourt Parish, Chaplain). Moderated by Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky (NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of English).

Finn House, Cheever Room

3:30 p.m.

Wolf Hall: A Dramatic Reading
An excerpt from the stage adaptation of Wolf Hall presented by the Kenyon Review Associates. Featuring Bella Blofeld, ’19, Justin Clark, ’19, Brandonlee Cruz, ’19, Stephanie Fongheiser, ’17, Mollie Greenberg, ’19, Katie Guyot, ’17, Liam Horsman, ’17, Vahni Kurra, ’20, Andrea Lindquist, ’17, Matthew Manno, ’20, Elana Spivack, ’17, and Trudy Wrona, ’20. NOTE: this event contains strong language.

Finn House, Cheever Room

Keynote Event

8:00 PM The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture:
An Evening with Hilary Mantel

Followed by booksigning

Rosse Hall

Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies—an unprecedented achievement. The Royal Shakespeare Company recently adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage to colossal critical acclaim and a BBC/Masterpiece six-part adaption of the novels aired in 2015. Mantel is the author of fourteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and the memoir Giving up the Ghost.

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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, Kenyon College History Department, Kenyon College Bookstore, Kenyon College Craft Center, and Paragraphs Bookstore.

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