Lake Forest Literary Festival
Monday, March 20
: “In Defense of Ideals” A talk by Mark Edmundson 7:30 p.m.:Mar20A 2017 Lake Forest Literary Festival event
Events sponsored by the Department of English, the Print and Digital Publishing Program, the Center for Chicago Programs, and the Department of Theater.
This year’s festival included events with Second City’s Kelly Leonard, poet Quarysh Ali Lansana, and translator Stanley Lombardo.
The 2015 annual lit fest, themed “DIG IT!,” ran from March 23 through March 26 and included a visit from DIG actress and playwright Regina Taylor.
This Literary Festival’s theme was Translation. Featured guests included: Anne-Laure Tissut, a scholar and translator of American literature who teaches at the Université de Rouen; Eleni Sikelianos, the American poet and memoirist and winner of a New York Council for the Arts Translation Award; and Matthew Nye, the winner of the 2013-2014 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Award and Book Prize for his novel-in-progress, Pike and Bloom.