Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 3


Reading by Kim Blaeser
Kim Blaeser is a Native American poet and writer. Her publications include Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You. In 2015, Blaeser was named the Wisconsin Poet Laureate.

Location TBD

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. All proceeds benefit Food for the Hungry, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Knox County.

Peirce Hall, Peirce Lounge

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.

Peirce Hall, Peirce Lounge

Saturday, November 5

Please check back soon for a complete lineup of Literary Festival events

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: Ariel Corporation, First-Knox National Bank, 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, Kenyon College History Department, Kenyon College Bookstore, and Paragraphs Bookstore.

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