November 6, 2009KR BlogKR

The Gambier Weekend

Louise Erdrich. Over 100 different lit mag titles, each for $2. Letterpress demonstration. Love Medicine book discussion. Over 100 different lit mag titles, each for $2. Contemporary Ojibwe writing. Kenyon authors. Over 100 different lit mag titles, all for $2.

It’s a really good time to decide to come to Gambier for the weekend.

The Kenyon Review Literary Festival

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 6
5:30-7:30 PM Empty Bowls Dinner
Join us for the Craft Center‘s simple supper of soup, salad, and bread. Bid on one of the lovely ceramic bowls (hand-crafted by community members) presented for auction. All proceeds benefit Food for the Hungry, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Knox County.
Peirce Hall, Alumni Dining Room
7:30 PM Ojibwe Poetry Reading
The Kenyon Review is proud to welcome three Ojibwe authors to campus in anticipation of Louise Erdrich’s keynote address. Kimberly Blaeser, Heid Erdrich, and Gordon Henry will each give a reading followed by booksigning and reception. Cosponsored by the Hubbard Fund.
Peirce Hall, Peirce Lounge
Saturday, November 7
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Hands-On Fiction Workshop led by Nancy Zafris
Registration closed. Class is full.
Timberlake Seminar Room
10:00 AM-4:00 PM CLMP Midwest Lit Mag Fair / Preview Book Sale
Lit Mags $2, Books $4
Peirce Hall, Borden Atrium
10:00-11:00 AM Kenyon Author Reading
Featuring Jennifer Clarvoe, Thomas Hawks, Janet McAdams, and Judy Smith
Peirce Hall, Bemis Music Room
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Love Medicine: Trickster Figures and the Transformation of the Reader
Join Linda Krumholz, Associate Professor of English at Denison University, for a seminar focusing on trickster figures in Love Medicine.
Peirce Hall, Leach Private Dining Room
1:00-3:00 PM Letterpress Demonstration
Allison Chapman from Igloo Press will share her letterpress talents by making bookmarks to take away. Stop by the CLMP Lit Mag Fair from 1-3pm to get yours.
Peirce Hall, Bordon Atrium
1:00-2:00 PM Panel Discussion: Contemporary Ojibwe Writing
Moderator: Janet McAdams; Panelists: Kimberly Blaeser, Heid Erdrich, Gordon Henry
Peirce Hall, Bemis Music Room
2:00-3:00 PM Love Medicine Book Discussion
Join David Lynn, editor of The Kenyon Review, and Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, associate editor of The Kenyon Review for a continuation of the month-long online book discussion held on the KR blog during October.
Peirce Hall, Leach Private Dining Room
3:00-4:00 PM Kenyon Author Reading
Featuring Galbraith Miller Crump, Gretchen E. Henderson, P.F. Kluge, and Patsy Vigderman
Peirce Hall, Bemis Music Room
4:00-5:00 PM Lipsha’s Journey: A Readers’ Theater Adaptation of Love Medicine
Join us for a theatrical presentation of Love Medicine. Suitable for adults and children.
Brandi Recital Hall
Keynote Event
8:00 PM
The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture:
An Evening with Louise Erdrich

Followed by book signing and reception

Tickets will be available at the door between 7:00-7:45pm

Rosse Hall

The Kenyon Review Literary Festival is made possible by support from the Kenyon Review Board of Trustees, the Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, First-Knox National Bank, the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Need more information? Please contact us.

We are grateful to our funders and promotional partners: First-Knox National Bank, the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, the Ohio Arts Council, the Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Friends of the Library, Danville High School, Fredericktown High School, Mount Vernon High School, the Kenyon College Library, the Kenyon College Bookstore, the Kenyon College Craft Center, the Brown Family Environmental Center, Mount Vernon Nazarene University School of Arts and Humanities, the Centerburg Public Library, XOXOX Press, Paragraphs Bookstore, Sips Coffee House,WMVO 1300AM, WNZR Lifeline, and the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

First-Knox National Bank WOSU

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.