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If you are close to the Gambier, Ohio area (or feel like traveling…)

April 11-12:

All That is Seen and Unseen:
Playwriting, Religion and Spirituality

This event will include dramatic readings of work by five talented playwrights: Dael Orlandersmith, Quiara Hudes, Bina Sharif, Jason Grote, and Nathan Wright. The readings will be held in the Bolton Theater at Kenyon College at 3pm, April 12th, and will be performed by Kenyon students and staff. A public panel at 8pm in the Bolton Theater with each playwright will discuss religion and spirituality as thematic elements in their work. All events are free and you are encouraged to attend.

April 17th:

The Republic of Poetry: A Reading by Martin Espada

Espada will read at Kenyon College at 7pm in Storer Hall, in the Brandi Recital room. A reception and book signing will immediately follow, with copies of Espada’s work available for purchase. Born in New York of Puerto Rican heritage, Espada combines in his writing the complexities of the immigrant’s experience with the richness of the Latin American poetic traditions, all while following Walt Whitman’s admonition that “the attitude of great poets is to to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.” This event is free and open to the public, and is not to be missed!

About the Program

The Kenyon Review Associates Program provides Kenyon students with valuable experience in literary editing, publishing, and programming. KR Associates work closely with Kenyon Review staff, gaining valuable experience in a number of editing, publishing, and programming areas including manuscript evaluation, publicity and marketing, copy editing, developing web site and social media content, outreach programming, event planning and promotion, and other creative and editorial projects

KR Associates attend regular seminars conducted by Kenyon Review editorial staff, visiting readers, and publishing industry professionals. These seminars cover a wide range of topics including editorial philosophy, evaluation of submissions, print and electronic production, marketing, and design.

KR Associates enjoy also enjoy exclusive access to visiting writers and speakers, free issues of The Kenyon Review, and valuable work experience and employment references.

This program is made possible through an initiative of the Kenyon Review, part of the mission of which is to contribute to the enrichment of the academic, cultural, and artistic life of the Kenyon College community.

Requirements and Expectations

  • Submission Evaluation: All Associates are required to read and evaluate eight Kenyon Review submissions per week. Associates who are not able to complete their weekly submission assignments for more than two weeks in a row may not be allowed to continue in the program.
  • Trainings and Seminars: In-person attendance is mandatory at all trainings and seminars. We plan on scheduling six to eight seminars per semester, and most will take place on Thursdays during common hour.
  • Literary Engagement: Associates are expected to participate in literary events on campus and throughout the local community.

Application Details

The application deadline for the 2023-24 program has passed. Applications for the 2024-25 program will open in the fall of 2024. Please check back then for more details.

Questions? Please contact Tory Weber for more information.