St. Francis Writers' Conference for Undergraduate Students

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
contact email: 


from undergraduat students

26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the ELL)

to be held at the

University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

Saturday, November 18, 2017

featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist

Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for proposed papers or samples of creative writing

by May 31, 2017, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or

1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) or presentations no

later than Sept. 15, 2017 in any of the following categories:

literature ● translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ●

creative writing ● teaching English ● history & politics ● philosophy &

theology ● science writing ● cultural studies ● ecocriticism

Send submissions to

Conference participation $25. Conference lunch $12.

We regret that we have no funds for travel or hotels.

For more information, please go to

or contact conference organizers at