In the spirit of revitalizing Catholic arts culture, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto), Image Journal, the blog Sick Pilgrim, and Patheos.com, will host a literary gathering titled: “Trying to Say ‘God’: Re-enchanting Catholic Literature.” The conference will be held is June 22-24, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.
Kenneth Garcia, former summer writing workshop participant at the Collegeville Institute, is among the organizers. Conference speakers include Heather King, Mary Karr, and Tim Powers.
On their website, the organizers describe the conference as “a celebration of the contemporary writers, artists, and musicians who have emerged in a literary, religious and cultural milieu vastly different from that of our lionized predecessors. We want the adjuncts, freelancers, bloggers, poets, painters, singer-songwriters and genre fiction writers to come together and share the ways they’re working within a tradition that may trouble them, challenge them, and inspire them all at the same time.”
The conference is accepting panel session proposals from January 15 – February 1, 2017. To learn more, including registration information, please visit the conference website.