F108. A 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Kenyon Review Fellows

Marquis Salon 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am

 

What do Flannery O’Connor, W.S. Merwin, and Jaquira Díaz have in common? They’ve all been Fellows of the Kenyon Review. The new KR Fellows Program celebrates its 5th anniversary with a presentation by Jaquira Díaz, Margaree Little, Melinda Moustakis, and Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers. They will gather to read from their recent work and discuss the benefits and challenges of the fellowship life, including their individual projects.

Moderator:

David Lynn has been the editor of the Kenyon Review since 1994. His most recent book is Year of Fire, a collection of short stories.

Melinda Moustakis is the author of Bear Down Bear North: Alaska Stories, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award. She is the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize, Hodder Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, and Kenyon Review Fellowship, and she is currently the Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Residence at GWU.

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is the author of the poetry collection Chord Box, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She is currently the Murphy Visiting Fellow of Literature and Language at Hendrix College.

Margaree Little’s first book, Rest, is forthcoming. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, New England Review, the Missouri Review, and the Southern Review; her criticism appears in American Poetry Review and Kenyon Review Online. She is a 2016–2018 Kenyon Review Fellow in Poetry.

Jaquira Diaz is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Kenyon Review, and the Ragdale Foundation. Her work appears in the Kenyon Review, the Sun, the Guardian, and The Best American Essays 2016.

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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

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