Each year, we are thrilled to host our annual Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Book Sale on Notre Dame’s campus as part of our celebration of University Press Week. This year, the festival will be held on November 15th and 16th, 2022, and will include incredible deals both in person and on our website, book events, and many giveaways.

Keep an eye out for updates as we get closer to November! In the meantime, enjoy our information about last year's events below.

Book Festival Events

Latinx Poetry

A Conversation with Four Award-Winning Poets Sponsored by Letras Latinas

November 9th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Felicia Zamora, David Campos
Moderated by Francisco Aragón

Andrés Montoya, the late Chicano poet from Fresno, CA, was the author of two books and the winner of several prizes. A biennial award established in 2004 in his memory, the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize is a partnership between Notre Dame Press and the Institute for Latino Studies that supports the publication of a first book by a Latinx poet in the United States. This Latinx Poetry session virtually gathers the four most recent winners of the Prize, who will discuss how the Prize has impacted their literary trajectories. They will also read from their work and reflect on current trends in Latinx poetry. The session will be introduced and moderated by Francisco Aragón, ILS faculty member and director of Letras Latinas.


Darrel Alejandro Holnes


Heidi Andrea
Restrepo Rhodes


Felicia Zamora


David Campos

Careers in Publishing

A Conversation with Notre Dame Press Staff

November 10th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Steve Wrinn - Director, Kathryn Pitts - Marketing and Publicity Director, Rachel Kindler -  Assistant Acquisitions Editor,
David Juarez - Assistant Production Editor

Join members of the Notre Dame Press staff as they discuss the field of academic publishing and how they can introduce students to and provide on-the-job training for a career in publishing.

Notre Dame History

A Conversation with Rev. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C. and Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.

November 10th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Fr. Thomas E. Blantz C.S.C.
Fr. Edward A. Malloy C.S.C.
Moderated by Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings leads Revs. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C. and Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C. through a conversation about the history of the University of Notre Dame. Listen to these esteemed scholars and dedicated holy cross priests tell stories about their more than 100 combined years of service and leadership at Notre Dame.


Fr. Thomas E.
Blantz C.S.C.


Fr. Edward A.
Malloy C.S.C.

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