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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, Fiction, and Prose Nonfiction . These awards recognize one poet, one fiction writer, and one prose nonfiction writer for a one book of poetry (book-length work or single-author collection of poems), one book of 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.

The Winners of the 2016 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards are Emily O'Neill (Poetry), Jacob M. Appel (fiction), and Michelle Herman (nonfiction prose). They read from their works as a part of the three day Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival.

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards 2017 Submission Guidelines (Submission period: December 1, 2016 through February 2, 2017)

 

This Year's Festival Schedule — 2016 Schedule


2016 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, October 26 – 28
(All Events in SIUC’s Morris Library)

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Reading by 2016 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award Winner in Nonfiction Prose
Michelle Herman
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.         
Writers Panel featuring all Visiting Writers
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Poetry Readings by Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Authors
Hala Alyan and Bruce Bond
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception and Book Signing featuring all Visiting Writers
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 2016 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award Winners in Poetry and Fiction
Emily O'Neill (poetry) and Jacob M. Appel (fiction)
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

11:00  – 11:50 a.m.
Readings by the Grassroots Editors and Contributors
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
20th Anniversary of the SIUC MFA Program Panel featuring alumni
Lesley Brower, Sequoia Nagamatsu, and Amie Whittemore
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

The festival is sponsored by GRASSROOTS, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English’s undergraduate literary magazine. The Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival is made possible through funding from the SIUC Fine Arts Activity Fee, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), the SIUC Dept. of English Graduate Writers Forum, the SIUC Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers Series, the SIUC Department of English, the SIUC College of Liberal Arts, and CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

Contact the editors at : Grassrootsmag@gmail.com

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