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Making Literature Conference Begins Thursday

  • Published: Feb 23, 2015 3:30PM

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the 2015 William A. Fry Undergraduate Conference on Literature and Writing at Taylor University. Poet Angela Shannon will read in chapel on Wednesday, February 25, and the conference officially kicks off Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Recital Hall.

2015 keynote speakers include Scott Russell Sanders, author of 20 acclaimed books; Angela Shannon, poet and professor at Bethel University; Miho Nonaka, scholar and professor at Wheaton College; and Jessie van Eerden, novelist and director of the MFA program in creative writing at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Student sessions feature undergraduate presenters from nearly a dozen colleges and universities around the country.

On Saturday morning, a book fair will be held in the Euler Atrium, featuring Relief Journal, The Englewood Review of Books, The Cresset, Digital Literature Review, InterVarsity Press, and many others. There will also be representatives from several MA, MFA, and PhD programs in English and creative writing, along with workshops on book reviewing and writing poetry. No pre-registration is necessary.

Everyone is welcome at all of these events. Learn more about our speakers and see the full schedule at http://english.taylor.edu/making-literature-conference/.