Previous Conferences 

Past Conference Journals

The conference's youth journal, Spectrum, celebrates the best creative writing submitted by area schools.

2021 Conference

2020 Conference

List of 2020 award winners

2020 Spectrum journal

2020 Spectrum cover

2019 Conference

2018 Conference

2017 Conference

2016 Conference

2015 Conference

Past Keynote Speakers

If you have information on past keynote speakers, please contact our admin staff.

2020s

Nic Stone (2021)

Naomi Shihab Nye (2020)

2010s

Maceo Montoya (2019)

Mai Der Vang (2018)

Kristin FitzPatrick (2017)

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (2016)

Elena Passarello (2015)

Steve Yarbrough (2014)

Gary Jackson (2013)

Liza Wieland (2012)

Alex Espinoza (2011)

Tim Z. Hernandez (2010)

2000s

Steven Church (2009)

Mona Simpson (2008)

Brian Turner

David Mas Masumoto (2006)

David Dominguez (2004)

John Hales (2003)

David Borofka (2002)

Daniel Chacón

1990s

Juan Felipe Herrera and Margarita Luna Robles (1995)

Liza Wieland (1994)

C. G. Hanzlicek (1992)

Corrinne Clegg Hales (1991)

Steve Yarbrough (1990)

1980s

Sherley Anne Williams (1989)

Gary Soto (1988)

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1986)

S.E. Hinton

James D. Houston

Leonard Wibberley

Peter Beagle