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The 21st Annual ASU Writers Conference in Honor
of Elmer Kelton

March 23-24, 2017


Call for Papers


Featured writer: Anne Hillerman



Author of the mystery novels Spider Woman’s Daughter and Rock with Wings, continuing the series begun by her father, Tony Hillerman.





20th Annual Writers Conference in honor of elmer kelton

The 20th annual ASU Writers Conference featuring Walt Longmire creator Craig Johnson will bring together old friends and new for a celebration highlighting the achievements of San Angelo’s own Elmer Kelton.

All sessions will take place in the C.J. Davidson University Center Conference Center on the Angelo State University Campus.

The conference is free and open to the public.

For more information contact
Chris Ellery at 
or by phone at 325-486-6142

Conference Highlights

The conference will include readings and presentations by many writers from Texas and beyond, including:

A Conversation with
Craig Johnson

9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016.

A Tribute to Elmer Kelton

11:00 a.m. - Noon, Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Reading and Presentation
by Craig Johnson

7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Featured Writers

  • 2015 Dan Chaon
  • 2014 Juan Felipe Herrera
  • 2013 Christina Garcia
  • 2012 Leslie Marmon Silko
  • 2011 Art Spiegelman
  • 2010 Mary Karr    
  • 2009 Terrance Hayes
  • 2008 Luis Valdez
  • 2007 Tobias Wolff
  • 2006 Tim O’Brien
  • 2005 Gordon Weaver
  • 2004 Peter Hedges
  • 2003 Naomi Shihab Nye
  • 2002 Stephen Harrigan
  • 2001 Reginald McKnight
  • 2000 Denise Chavez
  • 1999 W.P. Kinsella
  • 1998 Rudolfo Anaya
  • 1997 Elmer Kelton