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Ignite your imagination at the Summer Literary Fest at the University of St. Thomas

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Embark on an exhilarating journey of ideas, stories, and inspirations at the free Summer Literary Fest at the University of St. Thomas, happening on on select evenings from Thursday, July 6 through Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

Presented by the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of St. Thomas, the annual Summer Literary Fest is a 9-evening series showcasing renowned authors and scholars and celebrating the joy and beauty of the written word.

The distinguished authors and speakers will lead event-goers into a world of captivating words and ideas, exploring contemporary literature and times classic through readings, talks, and electrifying performances—all held comfortably inside cool and crisp Cullen Auditorium on the St. Thomas campus in Montrose.

All evenings are free, and advance registration is requested. RSVP now or learn more.

Summer Literary Fest Nightly Lineup

Each evening’s event starts at 7:15pm and ends 90 minutes later at 8:45pm. Click the author and scholar names to learn more about each one.

  • Keynote Reading by Katy Carl | Thursday, July 6, 2023 
  • Keynote Reading by Catherine Savage Brosman | Friday, July 7, 2023 
  • Keynote Reading by Dana Gioia | Monday, July 10, 2023 
  • A Poetry Reading by Adam Kirsch | Tuesday, July 11, 2023 
  • Micah Mattix on The Future of Literary Criticism | Wednesday, July 12, 2023 
  • A Reading from Works of Mercy by Sally Thomas | Thursday, July 13, 2023 
  • Keynote Reading by Ryan Wilson | Friday, July 14, 2023 
  • Keynote Reading by Randy Boyagoda | Saturday, July 15, 2023
  • Haley Stewart: Reading Is a Door in the Wall: How Children’s Literature Helps Us Escape to a Truer World | Tuesday, July 18, 2023  

Summer Literary Fest at the University of St. Thomas

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