Knox Reads!

Cover image of The Relive BoxKnox Reads! is a community-reading event celebrating the work of one chosen author each fall. T.C. Boyle, recipient of the 2019 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, will visit Gambier on November 8th, 2019 to give the keynote address at the Kenyon Review Literary Festival.

Knox Reads! Schedule of Events

We’re kicking off this year’s Knox Reads! with three book giveaways on October 5th. The giveaways will continue while supplies last so stop by early to pick up your free copy of T.C. Boyle’s The Relive Box at:

  • The Farmers’ Market on the Mount Vernon Public Square, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Paragraphs Bookstore, beginning at 12:00 p.m.
  • Kenyon College Bookstore, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Limited copies will also be available at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

Join the literary conversation throughout the month of October:

  • October 15th, 7:00 p.m.—T.C. Boyle Book Discussion with David Lynn, the David F. Banks Editor of the Kenyon Review, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.
  • October 23rd, 12:00 p.m.—Brown Bag Chat. Join the Kirsten Reach, Fiction Editor of the Kenyon Review at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County for a conversation about T.C. Boyle’s short story collection, The Relive Box. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and snacks will be served.
  • October 29th, 7:00 p.m.—T.C. Boyle Book Discussion with David Lynn, the David F. Banks Editor of the Kenyon Review, at Paragraphs Bookstore.

And join us for a Creative Writing Workshop on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. on Kenyon’s campus. Open to writers of all experience levels, these two-hour, generative workshops are led by Molly McCully Brown (poetry), Keija Parsinnen (fiction), and Ira Sukrungruang (nonfiction). To enter the participant drawing email your name and genre preference (poetry, fiction, or nonfiction) to litfest@kenyonreview.org by Friday, October 25th.

This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Praise for T.C. Boyle’s The Relive Box

“Fans and new readers alike will appreciate Boyle’s droll humor, eye for detail, and seemingly inexhaustible imagination.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Boyle’s substantial collection is funny, disarming, and crushing, haunting and beautiful”
Booklist (starred review)

“…A timely collection that explores the decline of nature and the takeover of technology….Boyle is a master mood-mixer, and this funny-scary-sad collection is filled with stories to be savored.”
BookPage

For more information, please email us.

The Kenyon Review would like to thank the following organizations for their support of this community reading project:

Ohio Arts Council, Knox County Foundation, Ariel Corporation, First-Knox National Bank, The Peoples Bank, Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Mount Vernon News, Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, Kenyon College English Department, Great Lakes Colleges Association, Kenyon College Bookstore, and Paragraphs Bookstore.