Literary Festival

Literary Festival 2014

Literary Festival at Alvernia

The 2014-15 Literary Festival at Alvernia University kicks off September 22 with "Serial Entrepreneur" Jack Gulati (Francis Hall Theater, 6 p.m.). Events are spread out throughout the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.

The festival is packed with important authors and unique events, including the annual Edible Books Festival (March 26). All events are hosted by Alvernia University at the Reading campus and are free and open to the public.

Please contact Sue Guay at or call 610.796.8344 with questions.

Calendar of Events

"Serial Entrepreneur" Jack Gulati shares what he has learned through 45 years of creating, buying and selling businesses.
Date: Sept. 22, 2014
Place: Francis Hall Theater
Time: Wine & cheese 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m.

David Updike “Family Archaeology, in Pictures and Prose”
Date: Oct. 2, 2014
Place: Francis Hall Theater
Time: 2 p.m.

Laurence Mazzeno “Writers, Reviewers, and Reputations: A Tale of Three Pulitzer Prize Winners”
Date: Oct. 6, 2014
Place: Student Center, 2nd Floor Seminar Room
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Denise Kiernan, New York Times Bestselling author of "The Girls of Atomic City" headlines the 2014-15 Lit Fest at Alvernia.
Date: Oct. 8, 2014
Place: Francis Hall Theater
Time: Wine & cheese 4:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m.

Pagoda Writers Club presents "Paris at the Pagoda," an interactive workshop at one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.
Date: Oct. 18, 2014
Place: The Reading Pagoda
Time: 1 p.m.

Inter-College Poetry Contest hosted by Dr. Richard Law, associate professor of English at Alvernia University.
Date: Oct. 23, 2014
Place: Franco Library
Time: 2 p.m.

Alvernia Writers' Series - Original readings and acts, hosted by Dr. Tom Bierowski, associate professor of English at Alvernia.
Date: Oct. 24, 2014
Place: Crusader Café
Time: 1 p.m.

First-Year Seminar Lecture with Coach Smallwood
Date: Oct. 30, 2014
Place: Physical Education Center
Time: 7 p.m.

"Godley Heretics" Faculty Panel & Edible Books Festival
Date: Mar. 26, 2015
Place: Frank A. Franco Library, Bonaventure Room
Time: 2 p.m.

Earth Day Lecture: "Nature-Centered Leadership" with Spencer S. Stober, Ed.D., Tracey L. Brown and Sean J. Cullen
Date: Apr. 22, 2015
Place: Francis Hall Amphitheatre
Time: 4 p.m.

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