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Lions in Winter

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From Friday, January 24, 2014
To Saturday, January 25, 2014
by Courtney
The English Department and College of Arts and Humanities at Eastern Illinois University are pleased to announce that registration is open for their annual literary festival, Lions in Winter, which will be held on January 24 and 25 on the EIU campus. Lions in Winter is a two-day literary festival featuring workshops, lectures, readings, a book fair, and more.
The workshops and editor’s panel on Jan. 25 require registration, which can be completed at The cost is $40 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, an editor’s panel, and entry into either the visiting writer workshops or the genre workshops. 
Students may register and attend the visiting writer workshops for free, or pay a $10 fee to add the lunch.
All Lions in Winter 2014 events will be held in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. 
The readings on Friday and Saturday evenings are free and open to the public. 
For more information, visit or email
FRIDAY – January 24, 2014
7:00 pm: 
Lions in Winter 2014 Keynote Reading (Free & open to the public)
Featured Writer, Jami Attenberg
SATURDAY – January 25, 2014
9:00 – 9:30am: 
Continental breakfast & Welcome
9:30 – 10:45am: 
Visiting Writer Workshop 1
9:30 – 12:15pm: 
Genre Workshops
11:00 – 12:15pm: 
Visiting Writer Workshop 2
12:30 – 1:30pm: 
1:45 – 3:00pm: 
Visiting Writer Workshop 3
1:45 – 4:30pm: 
Genre Workshops
3:15 – 4:30pm: 
Editor’s Panel
3:15 – 4:30pm: 
Visiting Writer Workshop 4
Visiting Writers Reading (Free & open to the public)
Featuring Jason Koo, Alissa Nutting, and Ryan Van Meter