Lit Fest Keynote: Poetry by Hennessy & Williamson

Lit Fest Keynote: Hennessy & Williamson graphic
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Carroll College is hosting its annual Literary Festival, November 6-8. Sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature and organized and executed by the Carroll senior English capstone class, this year’s literary festival theme is “Where Our Past Fuels Our Present.”

Co-keynote presenters poets John Hennessy and Corrie Williamson will be delivering the keynote presentation on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Hall Lounge, Carroll College.

About the Co-Keynote Presenters:

John Hennessy is the author of two collections, Coney Island Pilgrims and Bridge and Tunnel, and his poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including The Believer, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Huffington Post, Jacket (Australia), The New Republic, Poetry, The Poetry Review (UK), Poetry at Sangam (India), and Poetry Ireland Review. He is the co-translator, with Ostap Kin, of A New Orthography, selected poems by Sirhiy Zhadan, forthcoming in 2020; Hennessy and Kin won the John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize for Translation from Poetry magazine for poems from this book. Hennessy is the poetry editor of The Common and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Corrie Williamson is the author of The River Where You Forgot My Name (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, 2019) and Sweet Husk (Perugia Press, 2014). She has taught writing at the University of Arkansas, Helena College, and Carroll College, and worked as a naturalist in Yellowstone National Park. In 2020, she'll be the resident at the PEN Northwest/Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency on the Rogue River in Oregon. Her poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, AGNI, Poetry Daily, Shenandoah, and many other journals. She lives in Montana.

This is an annual literary event which showcases the creative and literary talent of Carroll and other Montana students and community members. All events are free and the Helena community is encouraged to attend. For more details, visit,

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