February 19 – 21, 2015

The best novels, poems and stories have the power to move us in profound ways. Come join Julia Alvarez, Dana Gioia, Ron Hansen, Alice McDermott, Kevin Starr, Tobias Wolff and many more leading writers, critics, scholars, editors, and journalists—young and old, Catholic and non-Catholic–in a dynamic, serious (but never pious) conversation about the relationship between faith and literature in contemporary American culture. Presenters include Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Paul Mariani, Patricia Hampl, Francisco Aragon, D. J. Waldie, Albert Gelpi, Gregory Wolfe, Raymond Schroth, S.J., Joe Hoover, S.J. and many, many more.

Please note: The conference is presented free of charge to all attendees.

Organized by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC In partnership with the Caruso Catholic Center at USC, the Doheny Library at USC, Loyola Marymount University, Fordham University, Pepperdine University, Azusa Pacific University, and Biola University.