Carroll Hosts Literary Festival - Nov. 8-9

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Carroll College is hosting its annual Literary Festival, November 8-9. Sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature, the literary festival theme, “Places” is inspired by the award-winning writing of Fiona McFarlane, and her collection of short stories, The High Places. Ms. McFarlane will be reading from and discussing her recently published works at the keynote lecture on Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 8:

6:00-8:00 p.m. A Reading of Her Own: Women Bearing Witness. 
A community and Carroll collaboration where a diverse collection of local female writers share short, creative essays on their lives and experiences. Hub Coffee, 314 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena

Thursday, November 9:

12:00-3:50 p.m. Panels & Presentations
Students, faculty and community members read fiction, poetry non-fiction, literary criticism. Lower level of the Campus Center, 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. Lower level of the Campus Center, Carroll College

5:15-7:00 p.m. Poetry SLAM
Competition with prizes for 1st and 2nd place poetry performers.
Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

7:30-9:00 p.m. Keynote Address with Fiona McFarlane
Award winning author of The Night Guest will be reading from and discussing her recently published collection of short stories: The High Places. Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

From Amazon.com: Fiona McFarlane was born in 1978 in Sydney, Australia, and holds a PhD from Cambridge University and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a Michener Fellow. Her work has been published in The New YorkerZoetrope: All-StoryThe Missouri Review, and The Best Australian Stories, and she has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the Australia Council for the Arts. Her debut novel, The Night Guest, was the winner of the inaugural Voss Literary Prize and the 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award, and was short-listed for the 2014 Guardian First Book Award, the Prime Minister's Literary Award, the Stella Prize, and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.