Our Lady of the Lake University 2012 Literary Festival, "exploring the influence of our past," opens Tuesday with a noon faculty reading at Thiry Auditorium. OLLU faculty members Michael Lueker will read a personal essay; Hayan Charara will read poetry; Antoinette Winstead will read a monologue; and Nan Cuba will read a selection of fiction.
The latest edition of OLLU's Literary Journal, The Thing Itself, will be unveiled at a publication party at the Library Community Room at 5 p.m.
Opening day concludes with a reading by visiting writer Douglas Goetsch at Thiry Auditorium, 7 p.m. Goetsch's books of poetry include The Job of Being Everybody (Cleveland State, 2004), winner of the CSU Poetry Center Open Competition, Nameless Boy (forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press), and four chapbooks.
The Fest continues through April 16.