Literary House Events
Each year, The Rose O’Neill Literary House offers two themed semesters of programming. Recent themes include “The Verbal & the Visual” and “Queer Voices.” In 2017-2018, the Literary House will host readings by guests Lia Purpura, Terrance Hayes, Natalie Diaz, Amy Hempel, and Amber Dermont.
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.
October 19th, 2017
Literary House Series: Scream—A Literary House Press Book Launch with Lia Purpura
Join us for a creative nonfiction reading and book signing as the Literary House Press releases a special, limited-edition letterpress chapbook by Lia Purpura!
October 31st, 2017
Literary House Series: Under Your Spell—The Psychology of Witches—A Tea and Talk with Dr. Cristina Casado Presa
Join us for a very special Halloween Tea and Talk with Dr. Casado Presa as we discuss Witches!
November 1st, 2017
Literary House Series: A Reading by Terrance Hayes
Come join us for a reading with Terrance Hayes!
November 2nd, 2017
Literary House Series: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks (with Terrance Hayes)
Join us for a memorial reading dedicated to an amazing writer who made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize.
November 28th, 2017
Come hear Washington College first-year writers read from their original work!