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Kelly Writers Series

The James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series was established in 1998 with gifts from Marilou Morrell Kelly, Class of 1955. Marilou Kelly, who passed away on July 7, 2014, owned a marvelous bookstore in St. Charles, Illinois, for a number of years. An avid reader and lover of books, she frequently persuaded authors to give readings in the St. Charles community and became friends with a number of them. James J. Kelly, who passed away January 8, 1994, was an executive with Goldman Sachs in Chicago, former chair of the DePauw University Board of Trustees, and former chair of the Sesquicentennial Campaign.

Generous gifts from Professor Emeritus of English J. David Field provide additional support to the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series.

All Kelly Writers Series events are free and open to the public.

To see the events for a specific semester, please use the links on the left.

For a complete list of previous participants, please click here.