Lake Forest Literary Festival

Thursday, March 2

Monday, March 20

  • Mar
    Fiction reading with Emily Capettini 4:00 p.m.:
    As the opening act of the Lake Forest Literary Festival, English alumna Emily Capettini ’09 will join us to read from her fiction and to answer questions about the writing life of an English major beyond Lake Forest.
  • Mar
    “In Defense of Ideals” A talk by Mark Edmundson 7:30 p.m.:
    This 2017 Lake Forest Literary Festival event features a discussion about author’s book, “Self and Soul.”

Tuesday, March 21

Events sponsored by the Department of English, the Print and Digital Publishing Program, the Center for Chicago Programs, and the Department of Theater.

Previous Festivals

  • 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