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.”
—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.”
—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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