Friday, August 24, 2007

Update: KR Award to Margaret Atwood

Here's the promised update on the Kenyon Review award to Canadian author Margaret Atwood:

This fall, the first annual Kenyon Review Literary Festival will be held in Gambier, Ohio. Scheduled for November 9-10, the festival complements the sixth annual Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, which will take place on November 8 in New York City. The award recipient this year is Margaret Atwood, whose poetry, fiction, criticism, and children's books have achieved critical and popular success, garnering dozens of awards from literary, cultural and social institutions throughout the world.

Highlighted by a keynote presentation by Atwood, who will travel to Gambier after the award dinner, the festival is designed to bring literature home with seminars, readings, and more, available to Ohio residents. The festival will also host the Midwest Literary Magazine & Small Press Fair in conjunction with the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP), offering great discounts on literary magazines and attracting editors throughout the region to meet writers and readers.

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