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Department of English

Previous Conferences 

Past Conference Journals

The conference's youth journal, Spectrum, celebrates the best creative writing submitted by area schools.

Past Keynote Speakers

If you have information on past keynote speakers, please contact our admin staff.

Nic Stone (2021)

Naomi Shihab Nye (2020)

Maceo Montoya (2019)

Mai Der Vang (2018)

Kristin FitzPatrick (2017)

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (2016)

Elena Passarello (2015)

Steve Yarbrough (2014)

Gary Jackson (2013)

Liza Wieland (2012)

Alex Espinoza (2011)

Tim Z. Hernandez (2010)

Steven Church (2009)

Mona Simpson (2008)

Brian Turner

David Mas Masumoto (2006)

David Dominguez (2004)

John Hales (2003)

David Borofka (2002)

Daniel Chacón

Juan Felipe Herrera and Margarita Luna Robles (1995)

Liza Wieland (1994)

C. G. Hanzlicek (1992)

Corrinne Clegg Hales (1991)

Steve Yarbrough (1990)

Sherley Anne Williams (1989)

Gary Soto (1988)

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1986)

S.E. Hinton

James D. Houston

Leonard Wibberley

Peter Beagle

2021 Conference

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All virtual, via Zoom


Registration Deadline:
March 29, 2021

Manuscript Deadline:
Feb. 18, 2021


How to Register

Registration Forms


To donate, contact the conference coordinator