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.

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Announcement: Lit & Conference Postponed

Dear Lit & Attendees,

As many schools are in flux and determining whether or not to run classes on-campus or remotely, we have decided to postpone this year’s Lit &... Conference. More information about the rescheduling of this event will follow in the coming weeks.


Gretchen Warner
Upper School Director

Brian Wogensen
English Department Chair

Important Information

Conference Date
Thursday, March 12, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We are excited about the upcoming conference!

Information for Presenters, Teachers, and Guests
Teachers and parents are more than welcome to attend the conference. A link to register guests will be emailed out one week prior to the event.

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

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 ticket to Archer Security upon arrival, so there is no cost for parking. Visitors must bring their parking ticket with them so the validation can be applied.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.