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Festival Calendar Highlights

Monday, September 19

Prize Ceremony and Lecture by Natasha Trethewey

Prize Ceremony and Lecture by Natasha Trethewey

Former United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey delivers the annual Windham-Campbell Lecture “Why I Write."


Trethewey will be introduced by Meghan O'Rourke, editor of The Yale Review.

Tuesday, September 20

Tuesday Highlights

Choral Performance: Intimate Strangers More

Book Launch: The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li More

Ask Your Mama: Sharon Bridgforth on Langston Hughes More

Wednesday, September 21

Wednesday Highlights

Children of Migrations More

The Hauntologies of Slavery More

Music, Movies, & Dancing: One (More) Night in the Roof Nightclub More

Thursday, September 22

Thursday Highlights

Close Looking: Turner Turned Inside Out More

Sources of Poetry More

Prize Recipient Readings More

The Sto­ry of Wind­ham and Campbell