Lake Forest Literary Festival
â€œThe Lake Forest Literary Festival is an outgrowth of a lecture series the College has been doing for years,â€ explained Bob Archambeau, Chair of the English Department and co-organizer of the festival, in 2005. â€œWhile our past visitors have included such notable writers as Paul D. Miller â€“ aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid â€“ 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 Chicagoâ€™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.
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
1) What brought you to writing in general? Environmental writing in particular?
2) How would you classify your writing and your style…
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