Good writing is important at Kenyon. Professors in every discipline nurture it, and students take pride—and have fun—honing their skills. Student poets, fiction writers, and essayists fill the pages of an array of campus publications. Student playwrights see their works come to life on stage. Literary events range from appearances by leading authors, to poetry "eco" hikes, to marathon readings of Ulysses or Paradise Lost. Poetry even pops up on e-mail.
Kenyon Review Literary Festival
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford headlines the festival, which also features the Writers' Harvest, a student reading that raises money to feed the hungry.
Kenyon nurtures aspiring writers. Robert Lowell, James Wright, E.L Doctorow, and Laura Hillenbrand all got their start at Kenyon.
David Lynn, editor of the Kenyon Review and professor of English talks to Kenyon news director Mark Ellis. Listen to this podcast.
Kenyon Review Associates Program
Kenyon students gain hands-on experience in literary editing, publishing, and marketing, at the journal that spawned the College's great literary traditions.
For High School Students
The year-long program takes students to England for coursework and travel under the guidance of a Kenyon English professor.