The Literary Festival at Our Lady of the Lake University will begin today. With a faculty reading at noon by Michael Lueker, Hayan Charara, Antoinette Winstead, and Nan Cuba, the festival will commence. Today at 5 pm, OLLU will also host the Publication Party for The Thing Itself, the latest edition of the university’s literary journal. The party will be followed by a reading by Douglas Goetsch at 7pm.
The Literary Festival will run through April 16. This year, the headline author will be the Puerto Rican Judith Ortiz Cofer , an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, children’s book author and educator. Another featured author at the 2012 OLLU Literary Festival will be Martha Rhodes, the founding editor and director of Four Way Books, an independent literary press based in New York City, and an instructor at the New School University and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
The Literary Festival will also include a Film Screening by Our Lady of The Lake Students on Saturday 14th. The intellectual exchange will host several events throughout the week for more information and their schedule go to ollusa.edu