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Grassroots kicks off Literary Festival

October 24, 2012

The Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival (Oct. 24-26) 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 and Prose. These awards recognize one poet and one prose writer (fiction or literary nonfiction) for a collection of work, a novel, or memoir published in the preceding year.

The Winners of the 2012 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards are Katie Chaple (Poetry) and Patricia Ann McNair (prose). They read from their works as a part of the three day Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival.

2012 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, October 24 – 26
(All Events in SIUC’s Morris Library)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Readings by Wally Swist and Scott Blackwood
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.            
Poetry Panel featuring Katie Chaple, Wally Swist, Daniel Nathan Terry, and Marcus Wicker
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Poetry Readings by Daniel Nathan Terry and Marcus Wicker
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception and Book Signing featuring all festival readers
1st Floor Rotunda (Morris Library)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Readings by the 2012 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award Winners
Katie Chaple and Patricia Ann McNair
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            
Fiction Panel featuring Scott Blackwood, Patricia Ann McNair, and Peter Orner
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Fiction Reading by Peter Orner
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Publishing Talk by Kevin Morgan Watson, founder, publisher, and Editor in Chief of Press 53
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)
(sponsored by the SIUC Dept. of English Graduate Writers Forum)

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 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