St. Francis Writers' Conference

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
contact email: 


from current and prospective undergraduate students

28th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 16, 2019

featuring poet, editor and English teacher Peter Kahn as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for papers or presentations or samples of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2018 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 ● special sessions for high school writers 

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