CFP: [General] No Idle Fancy: The Many Worlds of the Fantastic

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The 10th Annual Newman University Literary Festival presents:

No Idle Fancy: The Many Worlds of the Fantastic

“A dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact
or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of men’s
imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.”
â€"from “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“…let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings.”
â€"from Richard II, Shakespeare

Keynote Speaker: Greer Gilman, author of Moonwise, Cloud & Ashes, and A
Crowd of Bone, has won both the World Fantasy Award and the Crawford
Award. Gilman, a writer, scholar, and preservation librarian at Harvard,
has also been a finalist for the Nebula, Tiptree, and Mythopoeic Fantasy

Guests Speakers:
Tony Hays, author of The Killing Way
Faye Ringel, author of New England’s Gothic Literature
John Jones, official play-tester for Dungeons & Dragons
Wendy Donaldson, Gifted Facilitator, Southeast High School

Newman Speakers:
Dr. Mike Austin, Dr. Susan Crane, Dr. Bryan D. Dietrich, Dr. Jamey
Findling, Dr. Christopher Fox, Dr. Cheryl Golden, Dr. Kelly McFall, Dr.
Margueritte Regan

Co-Sponsors: Eighth Day Books
Deadline for proposals on this or any literary topic: March 1, 2009
Conference dates: April 4-5, 2009
For more information call Dr. Bryan Dietrich, 316-942-4291, ext. 2341, e-

Conference fees: $30 presenters; $10 attendees

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