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MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Dallas Hosts the Fourth Biennial Catholic Imagination Conference
Gathering Awarding-Winning Writers, Artists and Critics from Across the Country, the Conference Will Explore the Future of the Catholic Literary Tradition

WHAT:

Along with select national cosponsors, the University of Dallas’ Donald and Louise Cowan Center is hosting the Fourth Biennial Catholic Imagination Conference, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. Sessions and workshops on the Catholic imagination in literature and the arts will be held on the University’s campus and at a nearby hotel.

The conference will gather leading writers, editors, publishers and performers to discuss why the Catholic imagination matters and how to promote its flourishing.

Registration for the event is open through Sept. 1. Additional information can be found at udallas.edu/cic.

 WHO:

The conference features more than 50 writers, poets, journalists, editors, publishers, playwrights and critics. Among others, the plenary speakers include:

  • Uwem Akpan, author of Oprah Book Club selection Say You’re One of Them

  • Will Arbery, playwright, “Heroes of the Fourth Turning”

  • Chris Beha, National Book Award finalist, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts

  • Elizabeth Bruenig, opinion writer and editor, The Atlantic

  • Dana Gioia, poet and critic

  • Paul Mariani, poet and biographer

  • Gloria Purvis, host of the Gloria Purvis Show for America Media

  • Helen Sung, Guggenheim fellow and award-winning jazz pianist

WHEN:
Friday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE:
University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75602-4726
, and at the Marriott, Las Colinas, 223 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

Media Contact:

Clare Venegas

VP, Marketing & Communications

cvenegas@udallas.edu

972.721.5179

 
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