About the Conference

Literature &... is a unique literary conference for high school students to present their original, creative work. Students synthesize a piece of literature with another discipline (music, art, movies, etc.) to present a unique perspective on the topic of their choice. The academic conference challenges students to make connections, question preconceptions, and engage in purposeful dialogue about literature and its relevance to the larger world. The program includes creative pieces, short stories, and essays about works of literature in general, as well as presentations which join creative writing with analysis of history, pop culture, film, art history, and philosophy.

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Important Information

Where and When

This year’s conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, and will run from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Presenters, please plan to arrive at the Brentwood Village Lot around 7:45 a.m. to allow time to park, walk, and find the Library. Once the program is finalized, we will send it to presenters with specific time windows for each panel; this will allow family members to come hear you speak even if they are unable to stay for the whole day. We will also have a live stream for the conference accessible from the webpage, and this will be archived as well for later viewing.
 

Guests

Teachers and parents are more than welcome to attend the conference; your teacher may also plan to bring a small group of students (no more than 10 per school generally).
 

Parking

Archer has limited parking facilities on campus due to construction, so all guests must park at the nearby Brentwood Village Lot. It is about a 5 -10 minute walk depending on traffic lights. Archer is situated in a residential neighborhood and operates under a strict conditional use permit; it is essential that guests park in the designated lot and not on neighboring streets. Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors.

Food

We will be providing a breakfast spread as well as lunch for all presenters and teachers. We encourage you to find a quiet spot to enjoy your meal with your peers on our beautiful, historic campus.

Connect with Us

Watch the Livestream

Panel 1: 8:30 - 9:25 a.m.
Laboratories of Power | Works exploring dystopias


Panel 2: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Eluding Expectations I Works examining gender, feminism, and motherhood


Panel 3: 10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
Society & Our Discontent | Works of cultural and social critique


Panel 4: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Me, Myself, and A.I | Works exploring identity and the self


Panel 5: 12:55 - 1:45 p.m.
Power Trips | Works concerning society and power dynamics


Panel 6: 1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
Truth or Consequence | Works questioning the nature of truth