From left to right: Jamel Brinkley, Brandon Hobson, Rebecca Carroll, Jennifer Acker '00, Jennifer Egan, Cullen Murphy '74, Charles Mann '76 and Elizabeth Kolbert.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan was the keynote speaker. Her discussion was followed by a Q&A session with the audience, as well as a book-signing.
Jennifer Acker '00, founder and editor-in-chief of The Common, Amherst's literary magazine, hosted the conversation with Jennifer Egan.
An exhibit on display in Frost Library highlights the rich literary history of Amherst College.
Daniel Gallant, executive director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, hosted aSpoken Word Slam for Amherst students.
Author Brandon Hobson, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, held a master class for Amherst students.
Amherst alumni participated in two career panels during LitFest: “How to Get a Job in Publishing” with Julie Strauss-Gabel ’94, Niko Pfund ’87 and Sunna Juhn ’18, and “Crafting a Career in Journalism” with Diana Owen ’14, Luis Ferre Rangel ’88 and Aleszu Bajak ’06.
Amherst students learned from Jennifer Egan duing her master class.
The first night of LitFest featured "National Book Awards on Campus: A Conversation with 2018 Fiction Finalists Jamel Brinkley and Brandon Hobson," hosted by Rebecca Carroll.
"The Once and Future Planet: Science Journalism in the 21st Century" featured Charles Mann '76 and Elizabeth Kolbert, and was hosted by Cullen Murphy ’74.
Charles Mann '76 and Elizabeth Kolbert held a book-signing after their conversation in Johnson Chapel.