Please remind your students to pre-register for the Tongue and Ink Conference at IWU on April 3-4. I recommend sending them to the Euphemism site (www.english.ilstu.edu/euphemism) for information about keynotes, workshop/panels, and instructions for registration. Students can register at the conference site on April 3 and 4, but pre-registration helps us get some sense of who’s coming.
A few things about the conference to know:
1. It’s free!
2. There will be a shuttle from the Alamo II parking lot to IWU for daytime conference events.
3. everyone is welcome: undergraduates, graduate students, community members.
4. we have some great workshops offered by ISU faculty– Amy Robillard, Amy Riddle, Hilary Justice, and Ricardo Cortez Cruz– and IWU faculty on fan fiction, micro-fiction, songwriting, sampling music in fiction, and personal essays. The conference is a great opportunity for students both to hear great writing and write their own stuff.
5. There’s also a workshop on spirituality and writing offered by local poets Judith Valente and Charlie Reynard.
6. The Euphemism spring reading/launch will happen at the conference on Sat. night (April 4) at 7 pm at the Hansen Student Center. In addition, there there will be a slam at the Hansen Center on Friday night at 8:30.
7. Euphemism is heading up the E-publication for the conference– every conference attendee is encouraged to send a piece for publication on the Euphemism site. Submission instructions on the euphemism site (see above)