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)


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