The 2022 YSU English Festival

44th  English Festival

April 6, 7, and 8, 2022



Thomas and Carol Gay Memorial Lecturers

 Jo Knowles Candace Fleming
 “You have the ability to make your world less dark. It’s actually not so hard. Start by being a good friend to someone who needs it and go from there. It doesn’t take much to spread some light. Make kindness your superpower.”  “I think in many ways we've approached history, oh, it's so dull, it's dead, it's boring. We focus on events, and dates, and events, as opposed to the human element in history. And let's face it, history is about people. It's not about dates."  


James A. Houck Memorial Lecturer

  Gareth Hinds
 “Drawing a graphic novel is a bit like making a film–on your own. The artist becomes the writer, director, production crew, costume designer, art director, location scout, cinematographer, the special effects team, the actors, and the editor.”





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