Saint Mary's College Inaugural National Literary Festival
Saint Mary's College, announces its first-annual National Literary Festival, November 9, hosted by alumna Adriana Trigiani. "This is the 60th anniversary of the publication of Sister Madeleva's bestselling memoir My First Seventy Years. This is our way of honoring a woman who, in her time, was a visionary who brought the great artists of her time to our campus," said Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of 18 books, an award winning filmmaker and recipient of an honorary degree in Humanities from Saint Mary's College in 2003. "Luminaries including Helen Hayes, Clare Boothe Luce, Irene Dunne, Jean Charlot, Norman LaLiberte, Walter Kerr and Maria Augusta Trapp came to campus, created art, performed and inspired the students."
As a part of the College's 175th anniversary celebration, the Saint Mary's College National Literary Festival gives members of the community an opportunity to meet and hear presentations by Trigiani and nine bestselling authors of fiction and nonfiction, acclaimed poets and dramatists in theater and film.
Saint Mary's invites all book lovers and writers; faculty and students from local schools, colleges and universities; Saint Mary's alumnae; and the South Bend community to attend a special program and luncheon on Saturday, November 9 at noon on the Saint Mary's campus in South Bend. Guests will hear authors in conversation, with a book signing to follow. Current titles will be sold by the Saint Mary's Follett Bookstore on campus.