The Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

 

The Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival is an annual three-day festival feauring readings, panels, and book signings by writers from across the nation. The festival is held on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is sponsored by Grassroots, SIUC's undergraduate literary magazine.

Grassroots also sponsors the annual Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry (Emerging and Established Poets), Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, and Nonfiction Prose . These awards recognize two poets, two fiction writers, and one prose nonfiction writer for one book of poetry by an emerging poet (book-length or single-author first or second collection of poetry), one book of poetry by an established poet (book-length or single-author third or subsequent collection of poetry), one book of literary fiction (novel, novella, or single-author short fiction collection), one book of genre fiction (novel, novella, or single-author short fiction collection), and one book of prose nonfiction (literary nonfiction, memoir, or single-author essay collection) published in the preceding year.

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards 2018 Submission Guidelines (Submission period: December 1, 2017 through February 2, 2018)

 

This Year's Festival Schedule — 2017 Schedule


The 2017 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, October 25 – 27
(All Events in SIUC’s Morris Library)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2017 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award Winner in Nonfiction Prose
Reading by Donna Kaz
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Panel featuring Jehanne Dubrow, Brian Fanelli, Brendan Galvin, Donna Kaz, Alexander Weinstein, and Erika Wurth
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Crab Orchard Open Competition winners
Poetry Readings by Jehanne Dubrow and Brendan Galvin
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception and Book Signing featuring festival readers
1st Floor Rotunda (Morris Library)
(sponsored by the SIUC Dept. of English and the Southern Illinois University Bookstore)


4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Readings by the 2017 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award Winners in Poetry and Fiction
Brian Fanelli (poetry) and Alexander Weinstein (fiction)
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27


11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Open Mic Reading of SIUC Students
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)


12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Reading by Erika Wurth
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

 

Our Thanks to...

The festival is sponsored by Grassroots, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English's undergraduate creative magazine. The Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival is made possible by the SIUC Fine Arts Activity Fee, the SIUC Department of English, the SIUC College of Liberal Arts, the Crab Orchard Review, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.