Lake Forest Literary Festival
Monday, March 21
: “The Revolution Will Be Improvised” with Kelly Leonard 7:30 p.m.:Mar21Second 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.
Wednesday, March 23
: Odysseus’ Homecoming 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.:Mar23
Stanley Lombardo presents a dramatic reading from Homer’s Odyssey as part of the 2016 Lake Forest Literary Festival.
Thursday, March 24
: Tusitala Launch Party 7:30 p.m.:Mar24Come to the launch party of Tusitala, the College’s literary journal.
Events sponsored by the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty, the Print and Digital Publishing Program, the Center for Chicago Programs, and the Department of Theater.
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. If you missed the Lake Forest Literary Festival, you can watch the following events online:
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.
Check out the biographies and details of the 2013 festival.