Save the Date - 2018 Literary Festival
The theme this year is “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter”!
Please mark your calendar:
April 12th - 14th, 2018. (Thursday through Saturday)
Keynote speaker and other event details will be available on this page as the schedule is finalized.
Call for Abstracts - for those who wish to present
Scholarly and other creative approaches related to the 2018 Harry Potter theme or other topics are welcome and encouraged.
Continuing Education Credit also available for High School English & Drama Teachers.
Literary Festival Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What exactly is meant by "Scholarly or creative submissions on 'Shakespeare' or other topics are welcome"?
Participants may present about a wide range of topics and formats not restricted by the annual theme; some present papers/essays; some read from creative work, some display artwork, others play musical instruments or act out short plays, etc. See titles and subjects of past presentations by looking at programs from previous years below.
- How do I register for the event and is there a registration fee?
Please register in advance if you are presenting; for presenters from outside the Newman University community, there is a modest $30 fee. Faculty, students, and participants from the wider community are encouraged and welcome to present: send us your abstracts/ presentation proposals on or before the listed deadline; if your proposal is accepted, we will confirm your place on the program and request you send in your presentation fee.
- Is there a full schedule available or a list of conference topics and speakers?
The full final schedule is available a week or two prior to the festival, after we have arranged all of the presentations.
- Are there masterclasses available?
Keynote speakers most years do present master classes during the festival, and all are welcome to attend these.
- Is there a fee for attending any of the panels or presentations as an audience member only?
No; the conference is free and open to public audience members; individuals and groups are welcome.