Nov. 17 St. Francis Writers’ Conference Features Simone Meunch

Nov. 12, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the University of St. Francis (USF) English Department will host its 27th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Tower Hall, which is located on the main USF campus at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet.

Poet and editor Simone Muench will be the event’s keynote speaker and will be presenting on the topic of collaboration and the creative process. Other sessions, which will feature students presenting work that is both single-authored and collaborative, whether they worked with a faculty, peer, or even a peer in another discipline, include: “Composing Lines, Lyrics and Beats,” “Short Fiction & Collaborations,” Identity Construction,” “Authorship, Artistry and Intention,” “Emerging Creative Writers,” “Critical Investigations,” “Creative Prose,” and “Info Session: USF Literary Magazine.”

The event will conclude with an awards reception at 4 p.m.

Attendance at the 27th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference is free and open to the public. Attendees interested in pre-ordering lunch can do so by clicking here. Please direct questions about the event to Dr. Elizabeth McDermott, assistant professor in the USF Department of English and Foreign Languages, at 815-740-3752.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 49,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.