29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers' Conference

deadline for submissions: 
October 7, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
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29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held over Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11th and Thursday, Nov. 12th

6-8:30 pm

featuring Chicago-based cartoonist and writer Anya Davidson as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for 5-10 min virtual papers or presentations no later than Oct. 7, 2020 in any of the following categories:

art & design ● creative writing ● critical theory ● film ● history & politics ● literature ● music ● teaching English ● philosophy & theology ●
science writing ● business writing ● cultural studies ● ecocriticism ● 

Send submissions to SFWC@stfrancis.edu

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or contact conference organizers at sfwc@stfrancis.edu

2020 marks the 29th year for the St. Francis Writers’ Conference. Billy Collins, Tobias Wolff, Eavan Boland, Mary Gordon, Tillie Olsen, and Li Young Lee, among others, have read and discussed their work with students at USF’s annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the English Language and Literatures Conference).