The 2019 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 Nonfiction Prose . These awards recognize one poets, one fiction writer, and one prose nonfiction writer for one book of poetry, 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.

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards 2020 Submission Guidelines (Submission period: December 1, 2019 through February 8, 2020)

 

This Year's Festival Schedule — 2019 Schedule


The 2019 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, October 23 – 25
(All Events in SIUC’s Morris Library)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
2019 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award Winner in Nonfiction Prose
Reading by Bill Sullivan
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Panel featuring Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Bill Sullivan, Leslie Williams, Corrie Williamson, and Emily Jungmin Yoon
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Crab Orchard Open Competition winners
Poetry Readings by Leslie Williams and Corrie Williamson
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 2019 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award Winners in Poetry and Fiction
Emily Jungmin Yoon (poetry) and Lucy Jane Bledsoe (fiction)
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25


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 TBA
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.