English Lit Flyer Literary Festival Pics


Come write with the pros. Read poems, short stories, novels and essays with some of today’s leading writers. Join a workshop for feedback on your own work. Have fun with words! Register to attend or submit to the contest!


Who Can Enter

Featured Writers

Geoff Herbach
Strainge Times: The Ghost in the Girl

Sandra Marchetti

Faculty Writers

Stephen Frech
If Not for These Wrinkles of Darkness

Carmen Aravena
Cirulo de Migas/Circle of Crumbs

Randy Brooks
School's Out

Carmelia Braniger
No One May Follow

All current high school students are encouraged to participate.

What/How to Submit

Send your best poetry or fiction writing for consideration. Entries are limited to five pages per student.

Who Will Judge

All entries will be reviewed by Millikin University English faculty and the annual Literary Festival Team.



  • 1st- $1,000 Millikin University Scholarship
  • 2nd- $750 Millikin University Scholarship
  • 3rd- $500 Millikin University Scholarship


Friday, November 11

(President's Dining Room, Richards Treat University Center)

7:00 PM Prose Reading
Geoff Herbach
8:30 PM Collage Reading  


Saturday, November 12

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Writing Workshops:
Poetry Workshop

Shilling 315
Fiction Workshop
Shilling 316
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Fiction & YA Lit Craft Lecture
Geoff Herbach
Dining Room, RTUC
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Refreshments  
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Poetry Craft Lecture
Sandra Marchetti
Dining Room, RTUC
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Reading
Millikin Faculty & Guests
Dining Room, RTUC
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Poetry Reading
Sandra Marchetti
Dining Room, RTUC
  Closing Remarks