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 2019-2020, the Literary House will host readings and talks by guests Rebecca Makkai, R. Eric Thomas, Monica Ferrell, Kate Bernheimer, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Jonathan Segal and Paul Hendrickson, and Kathryn Nuernberger, and the theme for the spring semester of programming is “Writers as Editors.”
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.
September 26th, 2019
Literary House Series: Agents Wanted: Selling Racial Uplift at the Turn of the Twentieth Century—A Tea & Talk with Dr. Alisha Knight
Enjoy a tea & talk with Dr. Knight!
October 2nd, 2019
A Tribute for Toni Morrison
Bring your favorite short excerpt from Professor Morrison’s work to share as we celebrate the life and writing of one of America’s most acclaimed voices! All are welcome; light refreshments provided.
October 17th, 2019
Literary House Series: Eric Reads the News: Humor in Current Events Nonfiction—A Talk by Eric Thomas
Enjoy a talk by Eric Thomas!
November 5th, 2019
Sophie Kerr Series: Sophie Kerr 2019 Writer-in-Residence—A Reading by Jason Fagone
Enjoy a reading by the 2019 Sophie Kerr Writer-in-Residence, Jason Fagone!
November 6th, 2019
Sophie Kerr Series: Sophie Kerr 2019 Writer-in-Residence—A Craft Talk by Jason Fagone
Enjoy a craft talk by Sophie Kerr 2019 Writer-in-Residence, Jason Fagone