Trying to Say God Conference

Thursday  22 June  2017  2:00 PM    Saturday  24 June  2017 10:00 PM
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Sick Pilgrim has partnered with the University of Notre Dame to create a new conference that we hope will invigorate and inspire contemporary Catholic writers and artists.

On June 22-24, 2017, “Trying to Say God” will bring together both well-known and emerging writers, artists and musicians for a new kind of Catholic literary conference–one that is open to, but not limited to, those working in academia.

Our confirmed featured speakers include:

Keynote Mary Karr, New York Times best-selling author of The Liar’s Club, Cherry, Lit, and The Art of Memoir

Tim Powers, World Fantasy Award winning writer of the novels Last Call and Declare

Br. Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory and author of Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? And Other Questions from the Astronomer’s Inbox at the Vatican Observatory

Bishop Daniel Flores, social justice and arts advocate, and bishop of the the Diocese of Brownsville

Heather King, author of Stripped, Stumble and Shirt of Flame

Mary Syzbist, National Book Award winning author of Incarnadine

Plus Natalie Diaz, Suzanne Wolfe, Randy Boyagoda, Kaya Oakes, Jerry Harp, Sam Rocha, Valerie Sayers, Gregory Wolfe, Jon Sweeney and David Griffith.

The conference registration fee is $75 prior to April 15th, and will increase to $100 after that date.
Conference presenters and Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross Faculty, Staff, and students may
attend at no charge, but must register in order to participate.

Registration includes the following:

- Refreshments throughout Friday and Saturday
- All conference materials

Registrants will be asked to select preferred conference sessions in May 2017, once the program
schedule has been finalized. You will receive an email indicating what options are available at specific

Residence Hall Lodging:
Accommodations in residence halls are available for the nights of June 22, 23, and 24th.

• Single Room: $62.50/night
• Double Room: $52.50/night per person
Blankets, sheets, and towels are provided during the stay. Lavatories and showers are in common with separate men and women’s facilities on each floor. Requests for adjoining rooms cannot be guaranteed but will be honored if possible.

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University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, 46556, IN, United States
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, 46556, IN, United States
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