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Upcountry Literary Festival

Each year, poets, musicians, novelists, oral storytellers, playwrights, essayists and short-story writers gather on the campus of USC Union. This event is free to everyone and will be held in the auditorium at USC Union's Main Building. The full schedule for 2018 can be found on our website and on the Literary Festival's Facebook page.

2018 Literary Festival Keynote

The Upcountry Literary Festival is honored to announce the keynote speaker this year will be Catharine Savage Brosman.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rice University with a B.A. in Romance languages and an M.A. in French. Soon after she studied in France as a Fulbright scholar. Brosman taught French at Rice University, Sweet Briar College, the University of Florida, and Mary Baldwin College before settling at Tulane University. She has published many single-authored and edited books on French literature. Her poems have been published by journals in the United States, England, and France. Brosman currently serves as the poetry editor for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture and is Professor Emerita of French at Tulane University and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield in England. She has been awarded many teaching awards, poetry prizes, and she won the Tulane Liberal Arts and Science Research Prize. Brosman was also awarded the Hugh Scott Cameron Prize by Rice University in 1995 and was named a Distinguished Alumna in 2000.