April 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Lit Fest | Spring 2017 Literary Festival is April 5-7

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The 2017 Spring Literary Festival, held April 5, 6, 7, will feature authors Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Mary Cappello, Gerald Early, Tom Sleigh, and Colm Tóibín.

The festival is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department at Ohio University, in conjunction with Alden Library.

All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. A total of five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for purchase after each program, and at Little Professor Book Center.

This Year’s Visiting Writers

Wednesday, April 5

7:30 p.m., Colm Tóibín lecture (in Walter Hall Rotunda)

8:30 p.m., Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reading (in Walter Hall Rotunda)

Thursday, April 6

11 a.m., Mary Cappello lecture (in Walter Hall Rotunda)

noon, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum lecture (In Walter Hall Rotunda)

7:30 p.m., Gerald Early reading (in Walter Hall Rotunda)

8:30 p.m., Tom Sleigh reading (in Walter Hall Rotunda)

Friday, April 7

11 a.m.: Tom Sleigh lecture (in Alden 4)

noon, Gerald Early lecture (in Alden 4)

7:30 p.m., Mary Cappello reading (in Baker Theatre)

8:30 p.m., Colm Tóibín reading (in Baker Theatre)


  1. R. Barry Andrews says:

    I am interested in being an exhibitor with my novels, THE NEW RECRUIT and THE FEMALE RECRUIT. These are stories about the realities of being a cop in urban America.

  2. I’m a self-published author and I would like to participate in the Lit Fest festival. How would I register for that?

  3. Teresa L. Stephens says:

    My name is Teresa L. Stephens. I am a first time Author. I would like information on participating in the 2017 Literary festival.

  4. Hi-I am a children’s book author from Johnstown, PA. are there tables where i might offer my books? how can i be involved? thanks, Joe Moore Maxwell the Raindrop Books

  5. 1. What are the dates for the 2018 Lit Fest
    2. How may I register for a table to offer my novel for sale?

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