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Lake Forest Literary Festival

The 2016 line-up included:

Monday, March 21

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    “The (New) Age of Cuban Photography: A Conversation” 4:00 p.m.:

    Part of the Lake Forest Literary Festival, Madeleine Plonsker, Collector and Author, The Light In Cuban Eyes, and Beth Zinsli, director and curator of the Wriston Art Galleries at Lawrence University, talk about Cuban photography today.

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    21
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    “The Revolution Will Be Improvised” with Kelly Leonard 7:30 p.m.:
    Second City’s Kelly Leonard provides insights from his book, “Yes, And,” about innovation and creativity. Plus, he’ll share some backstage stories from his 25 plus year career, working with such performers as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Keegan Michael Key.

Tuesday, March 22

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    Poetry Reading By Quraysh Ali Lansana 4:00 p.m.:
    Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of eight poetry books, three textbooks, three children’s books, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy.

Wednesday, March 23

Thursday, March 24

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    Tusitala Launch Party 7:30 p.m.:
    Come to the launch party of Tusitala, the College’s literary journal.

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

  • Check out this year’s events.
  • 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