Shelterbelt Creative Writing and Publishing Series (CWPS)

The UIS Creative Writing and Publishing Series presents emerging and establish fiction writers and poets of national reputation. We have a special focus on writers with an interest in place. Visiting writers give readings from their work, discuss the writing (and publishing) life, and visit UIS classes. Previous visiting writers have included Erin Elizabeth Smith, T.A. Noonan, Daniel Crocker, Stephen Frech, Mary Jo Bang, and Bonnie Jo Campbell.

All CWPS readings are free and open to the public. Invite your friends!

Visit the Shelterbelt Reading Series website

Shelterbelt is currently funded through the generous support of the UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Vachel Lindsay Association, and the Springfield Area Arts Council. For more information, or to help support CWPS, please visit the UIS Development website and donate to the English Department Development Fund.