The 2022 YSU English Festival

44th  English Festival

April 6, 7, and 8, 2022



Thomas and Carol Gay Memorial Lecturers

 Stacey Lee Candace Fleming
“I think the “young adult” age is such a critical period of our lives. Young adults are still young enough to dream of magic and possibility, yet old enough to think for themselves and to begin to make real change in the world. I love that sweet spot."  “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

Jo Knowles    
 “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.”  





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