Lake Forest Literary Festival

The annual Lake Forest Literary Festival welcomes writers, artists, filmmakers, and other creative thinkers to the College for readings, workshops, and student discussions.

Since 2004, we’ve welcomed everyone from John Waters to Shelley Jackson to William Gass. Add in the the annual Plonsker Prize winner, and you’ve got an annual recipe for wonderful word soup, dynamic literary entrees, and the best dessert of all: the time to listen, read, and think.

2015 Lake Forest Literary Festival Schedule

Monday, March 23

Tuesday, March 24

  • Mar
    Literary Festival: Tusitala Live Lit
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Center for Chicago Programs, Middle Campus

    Lake Forest College’s long-running literary journal celebrates its legacy and looks to the live lit future!

  • Mar
    Literary Festival: The Moth True Stories Told Live Image preview
    7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel

    The popular live lit show comes to Lake Forest College. See Moth all-stars battle with Lake Forest College professors for top storytelling honors.

Wednesday, March 25

Thursday, March 26

  • Mar
    Literary Festival: THE OPEN MIC Image preview
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Lake Forest College’s monthly reading series gets dirty for DIG IT!, the 11th Annual Lake Forest Literary Festival. 

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

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