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Clarke to host Streamlines Conference November 11

By Clarke News  |  September 25, 2017

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The annual Streamlines Conference will be hosted on the campus of Clarke University on Saturday, Nov. 11. The conference celebrates language, literature, and writing and is an opportunity for undergraduate students at colleges and universities to share scholarship and creativity. Streamlines is a collaborative effort of Clarke University, Loras College, and the University of Dubuque. The conference is open to all interested college students and faculty. Dr. Steve Bellomy, Clarke University Assistant Professor of English, will deliver the conference keynote address.

“I am excited for the opportunity to deliver this year’s keynote address at Streamlines,” states Dr. Bellomy. “This will be my second time attending the conference. Last year, I was impressed by the presenters’ enthusiasm, and by the strength of their papers. I think this year will be as thoughtful and inspired. Hopefully, my own contribution will live up to the conference’s tradition of excellence!”

Conference registration is required. Presenters and non-presenters must register by Friday, Oct. 27. Cost for the event is $25 and includes meals. Registrations will not be accepted after Friday, Oct. 27. Registration and event information can be found at

Information and instructions on submitting a paper proposal can also be found on the Streamlines website. For questions regarding submissions, contact Ann Pelelo, Clarke University Professor of English, at (563)588-6434 or at

The pre-conference event features a reading by Keith Lesmeister, author of the story collection We Could’ve Been Happy Here. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, North American Review, River Teeth, Sycamore Review, Tin House Open Bar, and elsewhere. Lesmeister was awarded the Midwest Writing Center’s Great River Writer’s Retreat in 2016. He has taught at Luther College, Viterbo University, and Northeast Iowa Community College; he has also served as the associate director of the GIV Young Writers Program in Vermont. Born in North Carolina and raised in Cedar Rapids, Lesmeister currently lives and works in northeast Iowa. Lesmeister’s reading will take place at the University of Dubuque’s Alumni Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 10.

For more information, contact the Clarke University English Department at (563)588-6434.