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Robert Pinsky performs with musician Daniel Gerald Spencer at the 2015 Spring Literary Festival.

Robert Pinsky performs with musician Daniel Gerald Spencer at the 2015 Spring Literary Festival.

About the Spring Literary Festival at Ohio University

Since 1986, The Spring Literary Festival has featured some of the world's finest, most distinguished writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The three-day festival is held in May on the Ohio University main campus in Athens, OH.

The festival is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department and is generously funded by the College of Arts & Sciences. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public.

The five visiting writers are present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors are available for purchase after each program, and at Little Professor Book Center in Athens.

For more information, contact David Wanczyk, Spring Literary Festival Coordinator.

Past Spring Literary Festival attendees include Paul Auster, John Ashbery, Russell Banks, Frank Bidart, Billy Collins, Lydia Davis, William Gass, Donald Hall, Barry Hannah, Terrance Hayes, Elizabeth Hardwick, Amy Hempel, Tony Hoagland, Kenneth Koch, Denise Levertov, Barry Lopez, Heather McHugh, W.S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, N. Scott Momaday, Lorrie Moore, Mary Oliver, Susan Orlean, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Francine Prose, Richard Rodriguez, Marilynne Robinson, George Saunders, Leslie Marmon Silko, Charles Simic, James Tate, John Edgar Wideman, Geoffrey Wolff. See more in the Past Speakers Archives.

Recent Events

The Lit Fest 2015 welcomes essayist Brian Doyle. The fest is March 25-27. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for purchase […]

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Spring Literary Festival – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 26

The 2015 Lit Fest welcomes novelist Charles Johnson. The fest is March 25-27. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for purchase […]

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Spring Literary Festival – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 26

The 2015 Lit Fest welcomespoet Robert Pinsky. The fest is March 25-27. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for purchase after […]

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Spring Literary Festival – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 26

The 2015 Lit Fest welcomes essayists Dorothy Allison and Brian Doyle, novelist Charles Johnson, and poets Marie Howe and Robert Pinsky. The Ohio University Spring Literary Festival is March 25-27. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the […]

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Spring Literary Festival – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 25

Lit Fest 2015 welcomes prose writer and poet Dorothy Allison.The fest is March 25-27. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for […]

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Spring Literary Festival – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 25

The 2015 Lit Fest welcomes poet Marie Howe. The fest is March 25-27. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for purchase […]

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