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English and Creative Writing

2014 Lake Forest Literary Festival

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

Monday, March 3

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.: Literary Festival: Panel Discussion on Translation
    Panel on Translation featuring Evelyne Accad, Eleni Sikelianos and Anne-Laure Tissut, moderated by Professor Dan Hanna.
  • Photographer: Gary Isaacs 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Literary Festival: Reading by Eleni Sikelianos
    Eleni Sikelianos is a poet, memoirist and translator, and directs the creative writing program at the University of Denver. She is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Loving Detail of the Living & the Dead and The California Poem, from Coffee House Press, and a memoir, The Book of Jon.

Tuesday, March 4

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.: Literary Festival: Reading by Matthew Nye
    Reading by 2014 Plonsker Resident Matthew Nye, with an introduction by by Anne-Laure Tissut.
  • 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Literary Festival: Reading by Dan Beachy-Quick
    Dan Beachy-Quick is a poet, novelist, and critic. His most recent books are the poetry collection Circle’s Apprentice, the works of criticism Wonderful Investigation: Essays, Meditations, Tales and A Brighter Word Than Bright: Keats at Work and the novel An Impenetrable Screen of the Purest Sky.

Wednesday, March 5