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 that join creative writing with analysis of history, pop culture, film, art history, and philosophy.

Click below to view programs from previous years.

Important Information

We are excited about the upcoming Conference on Thursday, March 10, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
See the list of this year’s presenters and panels or view the Lit &... 2022 program!

You can view a livestream of the conference HERE (Password: Archerlit).
 
We received submissions this year from more schools than ever, and we want to sincerely thank all of you who submitted. It was a privilege to read such high-level work from students across L.A., and it was a great challenge to make choices for this year’s conference. We had far more worthy submissions than we could actually select, so please know that the competition was tight and we had many back-and-forth discussions about your various pieces of writing. 

We wish you all the best in your future writing endeavors!
Thank you again for your submissions.

Best,  
Lit &... Leadership Team
 
Some information for presenters, teachers, and guests:
Teachers are more than welcome to attend the conference. 

Food:
We will have a light breakfast, and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch will also be provided for all students and teachers.

Parking:
Anyone arriving by car must park at the nearby VA lot in Brentwood Village. Archer is situated in a residential neighborhood and operates under a strict conditional use permit; it is essential that guests park in the VA lot and not on neighboring streets. Validations will be given to guests who present their parking tickets to Archer Security upon arrival, so there will be no cost for parking. Visitors must bring their parking ticket with them so that the validation can be applied.

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