Literary House Events
Each year, The Rose O’Neill Literary House offers two themed semesters of programming. Recent themes include “Jewish Voices” and “Writing in Wartime.” In 2013-2014, the Literary House will focus on the subjects of “Chicano & Latino Voices” and “Writing for (and about) Young Adults.”
The Literary House also partners with the English Department and the Sophie Kerr Committee to host the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series, which includes visits by poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, scholars, and imaginative thinkers from across disciplines.
February 4th, 2014
The NCTE National African American Read-In with Jacqueline Woodson
Sophie Kerr Speakers Series: Jacqueline Woodson is the author of several books for young adults and children, including Coming On Home Soon, Each Kindness, and Miracle’s Boys.
February 11th, 2014
4:30pm - 6:00pm:
“Literary Publishing from the Inside Out: Advice for Publishing Your Own Work, and the work of Others” with Mary Biddinger
A lecture with author, editor, and professor Mary Biddinger for students curious about the many facets of the publishing world.
February 18th, 2014
An Evening of Fiction with Cynthia Hand
Hand is the first speaker in the Spring Series: Writing for (and about) Young Adults.
March 25th, 2014
An Evening of Fiction with Emily Danforth
Danforth is the third speaker in the Spring Series: Writing for (and about) Young Adults.
April 3rd, 2014
Sophie Kerr Speaker Series: Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology- loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion.