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CSI To Host Writing Conference

Release Date: Wednesday 2023-06-14

Twin Falls, ID – The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) will host a conference this fall that is designed to showcase the writing talents of Idaho high school and undergraduate college students. The Writing Matters Conference, which will be held October 5th – 7th, is modeled after the National Undergraduate Literature Conference held each year at Weber State University. 

“The CSI Department of English, Languages, and Philosophy is serious about building learners’ acuity in the arts of ready and writing,” states CSI Distinguished Professor of English and conference organizer, Dr. Clark Draney. “We are very interested in giving Idaho’s aspiring writers those kinds of experiences and bringing their best selves to the discussion about why writing matters.” 

Scheduled keynote speakers at the conference include renowned authors Ken Scholes and Michael Sowder. Students can submit their original work at through August 18th. All forms of work including personal essays, literary criticism, short stories, poetry and short documentary films on literary topics will be accepted. Applications may be submitted in English or Spanish and dual enrollment students from across Idaho are also encouraged to submit their work. 

For more information contact Clark Draney at or class 208-732-6810.

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