Literary Festival to take place through November

Author: Arts and Letters


The 41st annual Notre Dame Literary Festival will take place throughout November at the University and will feature a diverse group of award-winning guest authors in a series of workshops and readings in venues across campus. All festival events are free and open to the public.

The festival kicks off with Student Literature Night featuring students reading from their original work at 7:30p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6) in the Hammes Lounge of the Coleman-Morse Center.

The line-up includes slam poet, playwright and children’s author Patricia Smith; translator and novelist Lydia Davis; journalist and fiction writer Steve Almond; novelist and film and television writer/producer Larry Doyle; and short story author and non-fiction writer Michael Martone.

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Student Union Board in conjunction with the Creative Writing Program, Department of English and Institute for Latino Studies, the literary festival has a national reputation for attracting distinguished authors, including past participants Buzz Bissinger, Gwendolyn Brooks, Joseph Heller, Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut and Tennessee Williams.

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on November 06, 2007.