Larry Levis: A Celebration

Honoring the life and writing of poet Larry Levis (1946-1996) and marking the acquisition of his papers by the James Branch Cabell Library of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Department of English and its MFA in Creative Writing Program have organized a three-day literary conference, from Sept 22-24th, featuring a keynote reading by Philip Levine, Levis’s literary friend and former teacher. The conference also presents a kick-off event featuring David St. John, as well as several days of panels and discussions from a stellar group of participating poets and editors from around the country. The celebration concludes with a special evening celebrating the award of the Levis Reading Prize to the 2010 winner, Peter Campion, author of The Lions.