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Carroll College Annual Literary FestivalEducation :: Miscellaneous Education also Community :: Lecture
Carroll College Annual Literary Festival
5:00 PM
Carroll College Fortin Science Center
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Carroll College Annual Literary Festival, Nov. 5, 8-9, Carroll College

Carroll College is hosting its annual Literary Festival, November 8-9. Sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature, the literary festival theme, “Our Words, Our Power” is inspired by the writing of John Bryant, who has written extensively about “fluid texts” which evolve over time, and is the author of numerous books and articles on Melville. Dr. Bryant will be delivering the keynote lecture, “Word, Power, Bartleby: Reading Melville in the Digital Age,” on Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m.

All events are free and the Helena community is encouraged to attend.

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 5:

5:00-8:30 p.m. A Reading of Her Own
A community and Carroll collaboration where a diverse collection of local female writers share short, creative essays on their lives and experiences. Staggering Ox, 400 Euclid Ave, Helena

Thursday, November 8:

5:00-6:45 p.m. Poetry SLAM
Competition with prizes for 1st and 2nd place poetry performers.
Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

7:00-8:30 p.m. Keynote Address with John Bryant: "Word, Power, Bartleby: Reading Melville in the Digital Age"

Keynote lecturer John Bryant will present "Word, Power, Bartleby: Reading Melville in the Digital Age," which explores the question: What relevance does a famous nineteenth-century writer like Herman Melville – author of Moby-Dick and “Bartleby the Scrivener”– have for us in the twenty-first century?

John Bryant, founder and director of the online resource the Melville Electronic Library and Professor Emeritus of English at Hofstra University, has written extensively about “fluid texts,” which evolve over time. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Melville, the founding editor of Leviathan: The Journal of Melville Studies, and the editor of print and electronic editions of several Melville works, including Moby-Dick, Typee, and The Confidence-Man. Currently John is at work on a multi-volume biography titled Herman Melville: A Half-Known Life.

Friday, November 9:

9:00-11:30 a.m. Panels & Presentations

Students, faculty and community members read fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and literary criticism. Fortin Science Center Scola, Carroll College

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Presentation: Lorna Milne on Evelyn Cameron, Fortin Science Center Scola, Carroll College

Lorne Milne is a part-time instructor in the Carroll English Department. The Montana Center for the Book recently selected her book as the state's contribution to the National Book Festival's "52 Great Reads." Lorna's recent book is a biography of Montana photographer Evelyn Cameron, titled “Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie.”

1:30-4:30 p.m. Panels & Presentations

Students, faculty and community members read fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and literary criticism. Fortin Science Center Scola, Carroll College

4:00-5:00 p.m. Flash Fiction Workshop

Work with faculty and seniors of the Carroll College English department to create a short piece of fiction. Best story receives a prize. Simperman Hall Rm 114, Carroll College


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Age Group: Adults
Venue: Carroll College Fortin Science Center
Address: 1260 Hunthausen Way Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 4064474300

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