Get ready for this year's Literary Festival themed "Sports and Literature," featuring special keynote speaker Jerry Holt. Lit Fest kicks off on Thursday, March 31 and runs through Saturday, April 2.
Jerry Holt is a teacher, novelist and playwright. His dramatic works include "Rickey," the story of baseball guru Branch Rickey’s friendship with Jackie Robinson; "An Evening with Julia Marlowe," which deals with the noted Shakespearian, and numerous short plays. "Rickey" has been performed across the United States, most memorably at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and at the invitation of the St. Louis Cardinals. It also opened and closed the Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary Celebration in Brooklyn, N.Y. Holt’s short plays have been featured in numerous festivals—most recently at the Indy Fringe Short Play Festival in Indianapolis. The Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City hosts new short plays by Holt annually.
Holt is also the author of The Killing of Strangers, a novel based on the Kent State University shootings of 1970. The book was a finalist in the St. Martin’s Press First Mystery Competition, and was also selected for inclusion in Kent State’s May 4 Archive.
By day Holt is Chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Purdue University North Central. In 2014 he was chosen for an Outstanding Teacher Award.
Feature Lit Fest Events:
Thursday, March 31
Key Note Speaker: Jerry Holt - Jabara Theatre
Friday, April 1
Master Class: Workshop for writers - taught by master writers.
Round table discussion: Sports literature and film.
Pro Reading: Jerry Holt - Holt will read his work
For a full list of events and updates, please visit the official 2016 Lit Fest page.