Lake Forest Literary Festival

Title

Lake Forest Literary Festival

Description

The Festival brings together prominent writers to celebrate the diversity and richness of the literary culture in Chicago and beyond.

“The Lake Forest Literary Festival is an outgrowth of a lecture series the College has been doing for years,” explained Bob Archambeau, Chair of the English Department and co-organizer of the festival, in 2005. “While our past visitors have included such notable writers as Paul D. Miller – aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid – and Thomas Frank, the editor of The Baffler, this is the first time we have been able to bring together such a distinguished group to explore Chicago’s great literary tradition.

The Lake Forest Literary Festival is made possible by a $4,300 grant from the Illinois Arts Council and the generous support of numerous campus groups, including the Visiting Artist Committee, the Mojekwu Fund for Intercultural Understanding, the English Department, and the American Studies Department. Additional underwriting was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contributor

Catherine Masek

Items in the Lake Forest Literary Festival Collection

An interview with author Mark Spitzer at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's Literary Festival 2012.

An interview with poet Brenda Iijima at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's Literary Festival 2012.

An interview with poet Ed Roberson at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's Literary Festival 2012.

An interview with author John Elder at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's Literary Festival 2012.

Photograph of Mark Spitzer
Image of Mark Spitzer, attending author at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's 2012 Literary Festival.

Photograph of Brenda Iijima
Image of Brenda Iijima, attending poet at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's 2012 Literary Festival.

Brenda Iijima is the author of Around Sea (O Books), Animate, Inanimate Aims
(Litmus Press), revv. you'll-ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic
(Ahsahta Press) as well as numerous chapbooks and artist's books. She is
also the editor of…

Mark Spitzer, novelist, poet, essayist and literary translator, grew up in Minneapolis where he earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota in 1990. He then moved to the Rockies, where he earned his Master's in Creative Writing from…

Literary Festival Author Interview Questions: Spitzer, Roberson, Iijima, Elder

General Writing/Philosophy:

1) What brought you to writing in general? Environmental writing in particular?

2) How would you classify your writing and your style…

Photograph of Ed Roberson
Image of Ed Roberson, attending poet at The New Nature Writing, Lake Forest College's 2012 Literary Festival.

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