Schedule of Events

Friday, November 10

8:00 p.m.

Reading by Nate Marshall
Nate Marshall is the author of Wild Hundreds, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Poetry Book of the Year Award, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. Marshall is also an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and his last rap album, Grown, came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product. A Cave Canem fellow, his work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Indiana Review, The New Republic and elsewhere. He was the star of the award winning full-length documentary Louder Than a Bomb and has been featured on the HBO original series Brave New Voices. He is the Director of National Programs for Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and has taught at The University of Michigan, Wabash College, and Northwestern University.
Booksigning to follow.

Peirce Hall, Peirce Lounge

Saturday, November 11

9:00-11:00 a.m. Writing Workshops
We are offering a poetry workshop led by Nate Marshall, a nonfiction workshop led by Elissa Washuta, and a fiction workshop led by Nick White. Enrollment is limited. To enter the participant drawing for one of these workshops, please send an email specifying which workshop leader you prefer to litfest@kenyonreview.org by Monday, October 30th.

11:00 a.m.

Screening of Brooklyn
Based on Colm Tóibín’s award-winning novel, Brooklyn premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film.

Gund Gallery, Community Foundation Theater

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

1:30 p.m.

Reading with Elissa Washuta and Nick White
Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a writer of personal essays and memoir. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. With Theresa Warburton, she is co-editor of the anthology Exquisite Vessel: Shapes of Native Nonfiction, forthcoming from University of Washington Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University.

Nick White is the author of How To Survive A Summer (Blue Rider Press, 2017). He is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University. A native of Mississippi, he earned a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His short stories have been published in a variety of places, including the Kenyon Review, Guernica, Indiana Review, Day One, Hopkins Review, and elsewhere.

Finn House, Cheever Room

3:00 p.m.

Thresholds and Thin Places: Writing Between Worlds
In this roundtable conversation, authors and translators discuss the complexities of writing between, across, and among different worlds. Featuring Ghassan Abou-Zeineddine (Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College), Katherine Hedeen (Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College), Elissa Washuta (Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University), and Nick White (Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University). Moderated by Janet McAdams (Robert P. Hubbard Professor in Poetry at Kenyon College).

Finn House, Cheever Room

Keynote Event

8:00 p.m. The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture:
An Evening with Colm Tóibín

Followed by booksigning

Rosse Hall

Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland amd graduated from University College in Dublin in 1975. He then headed to Barcelona, the city that later inspired his first novel, The South, and the non-fiction work Homage to Barcelona, both published in 1990. During the 1980s, he worked as a journalist, first in Ireland and then in Argentina, the Sudan and Egypt. He is the author of several works of fiction, including The Heather Blazing (1992), The Story of the Night (1996), The Blackwater Lightship (1999), which was on the short list for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn (2009), winner of the Costa Book Award. The New York Times named his 2004 novel, The Master, one of the 10 most notable books of the year. His short story collections include, Mothers and Sons (2006), and his non-fiction books include Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border (1994) and The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Catholic Europe (1994).

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