St. Francis Writers' Conference for Undergraduate Students

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
contact email: 


from undergraduate students

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

to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 18, 2017

featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker

Please submit completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or 1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students)
or presentations of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2017 in any of the following categories:

literature ● translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ●
creative writing ● teaching English ● history & politics ● philosophy & theology ●
science writing ● business writing ● cultural studies ● ecocriticism

Send submissions to

Conference participation $25. Conference lunch $12.

We regret that we have no funds for travel or hotels.  Awards ceremony to follow conference panels.

For more information, please go to

or contact conference organizers at