30th Annual St. Francis Writers' Conference

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
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30th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference

Saturday, November 13th, 2021 

at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL (hybrid format)

featuring graphic poet and translation editor Naoko Fujimoto as keynote speaker

Undergraduate students should submit abstracts for 10-15 min in-person or virtual presentations no later than Oct. 15, 2021 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

2021 marks the 30th 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).