Uniting for Writing

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March 10, 2017
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At its Feb. 7 meeting in New York, the Kenyon Review Board of Trustees approved a proposal from Kenyon College to incorporate management of the Kenyon Institute and its programs into Kenyon Review operations. Transferring the Institute, a program of Kenyon College, to the Review will expand the Review’s summer workshops to include the Institute’s profession-based writing programs in biomedical research, playwriting and writing in new media for clergy, as well as the discussion-based Summer Seminar, a great books course. The unification will create one of the largest and most diverse summer writing programs for adults and high school students in the country.

“The Kenyon Review’s long-range aspirations include development of programs that would promote writing across a broad range of genres and purposes, so the opportunity to bring on the well-established Kenyon Institute program was a perfect opportunity for us,” said David Lynn ’76 P’14, editor of the Kenyon Review….

“Kenyon is known worldwide for its excellence in writing and literature thanks in large part to the Kenyon Review’s 75 years of literary excellence,” President Sean Decatur said. “Both the Review and the Institute have developed remarkable partnerships with leading authors and institutions that enrich the life of the College and extend its impact to high school students and adult audiences.”

The Review and the Institute are collaborating on a transition during summer 2017. A temporary director reporting to the Review’s Director of Programs Anna Duke Reach P ’08, ’11 will oversee Institute programs as Kahrl completes her tenure in May; the Review will initiate a search for a permanent director in fall 2017.

Read more in Kenyon News.

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