February 2024
19–20 | Virtual
22–24 | In-Person

February 2024
19 - 20 | Virtual
22 - 24 | In-Person

Director's Notes

Director’s Notes

September 5th, 2023

For our next conference we are automating our submission process. To submit you will need to do so here: https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?id=20913

If you have questions and/or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out. I am here to do what I can to help you join us for what promises to be a fantastic conference.

I am thrilled to be joining forces with my friend Jerry Tolson uniting with the music school here at the University of Louisville to present our kick off keynote at Comstock Hall. I look foward to hearing Jerry and A. B. Spellman exploring the links between jazz and poetry.

The opportunity to hear the thoughts of Anna Kornbluh and the literary work of Maxine Chernoff rounds out another amazing slate of speakers. But none of it would be possible without the participation of our attendees. Here at the LCLC there is so much wonderful work to take in. We want you included so please consider submitting.

Check back here for more updates. We look forward to reviewing your work!

March 10th, 2023

LCLC50! It’s a Wrap!

Thanks to all attendees for making our 50th conference one for the ages! Over 400 participants gathered both in person and on-line to further a whole set of conversations, many of them now central to our various vibrant artistic communities. While it is important to reflect and to celebrate such a momentous achievement, we here at the LCLC are already excitedly planning our next confab–LCLC51.

Do you want to be a part of what promises to be the next great gathering? Please know that I and the other members of the LCLC team want you to join us, and we are happy to answer questions and do whatever we can to demystify and clarify the process so that you can.

LCLC50 saw the addition of exhibitor tables. If you are a press or a journal or offer a service of interest to our attendees we would love to hear from you.

LCLC50 saw the number of graduate students more than double from the prior year. Are you a graduate student with questions that need answering ? Again, please reach out to me.

We have added reduced pay rates for adjunct and retired faculty and we have always welcomed independent scholars or writers. We seek to include artists, writers and thinkers new to our community. Unsure? Reach out and let’s talk.

Are you unable to travel to Louisville? We are committed to offering truly outstanding on-line panels and presentations. We welcome all potential participants and encourage participants to consider presenting on-line. If you have questions, lets talk.

Finally, if you have suggestions about what we can do better, I want to hear from you. The first 50 years have been truly historic. LCLC51 promises to build on this rich tradition and break new ground.

I look forward to meeting you at the next LCLC.