Tongue & Ink: Everything You Want to Know

Friday, February 25, 2011

4PM – Seth Abramson Keynote - CNS* C102
5PM – Marc Smith Masterclass - CNS C102
8PM – Poetry Slam (featuring Marc Smith) - CNS C101
Saturday, February 26, 2011
9:30AM - Reading Art: Contemporary Artists' Books - CNS E103
9:30AM - Tom Quinn on Screenwriting - CNS E101
10:30AM - Mad City Poets - CNS E103
10:30AM - Graphic Novels (featuring Jeffrey Brown) - CNS E101
11:30AM – Lunch
1:00PM – "The MFA Revolution: How the Creative Writing MFA Has Changed and Is Changing the U.S. Literary Arts Community" with Seth Abramson - CNS C102
2:00PM – Laura Van den Berg Keynote - CNS C101
3:00PM – Laura Van den Berg Masterclass - CNS C102

*CNS refers to the Center for Natural Sciences
201 E. Beecher Street, Bloomington, IL on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus

Click inside for information on keynote speakers, workshop leaders, and a full schedule! This page will be continuously updated as more information becomes available.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 12th

It’s time to submit to Tributaries again! Tributaries is accepting submissions for their Spring 2011 issue. If you submitted work last semester that didn’t get in we strongly recommend you revise and resubmit. Remember, Tributaries will accept up to 5 pieces (per person) of poetry, prose, photography/art, or music. The deadline is Saturday, February 12th at 11:59PM. Send your submissions to with “Submission” in the subject line. We look forward to seeing all your great work!

Tongue & Ink: Feb. 25-26

Click inside for some hints at what's going on at this year's Tongue & Ink conference.

Tributaries Fall 2010 Released!

Tongue and Ink is Done! The Books are released!

If you want a copy of Tributaries, head to the English House and grab a bunch of them. Or, if you wait a few days, you will be able to find them all over campus. Thank you to all those who made this book possible: BethAnne Roberts, Mike Whitfield, Emily Akins, the Tributaries editorial board, Printing and Publish Services, United Graphics, IWU Student Senate, and everyone who submitted work.

To everyone who made Tongue and Ink 2010 possible: THANK YOU.

URGENT UPDATE- John Gorka's Songwriting Session canceled due to illness.

Click the title for more details... Bummer.

More Tongue & Ink 2010 Updates!!!!

Click this link to find out time, location, and topic of all the sessions at Tongue and Ink 2010!

Tongue and Ink 2010: UPDATES!

I will bet you have been wondering: "Hey, what the heck is happening with Tongue and Ink?" Well, writers and writing enthusiasts: wonder no longer! Click the title to see the updates.


Well ladies and gentlemen, Tongue and Ink 2010 is finally here. This is the schedule of everything for the conference. It is copied from the pamphlet directly, and we apologize if there are any formatting issues that make it hard to read. See you all there!

Tongue and Ink Detailed Schedule

Friday, March 26th

- 3pm-4pm- Registration and set up for events
Location: Center for Natural Sciences Atrium

- 4pm-5pm- Mary Jo Bang Keynote Reading
Location: CNS- Room C102

- 5pm- 6pm- Mary Jo Bang Technical Workshop
Location: CNS– Room E103 or C102, depending on crowd size

February Faculty Feature: Fertile Ground, Indeed.

PHOTOS INSIDE! Dr. David Vayo and Nancy Steele Brokaw presented their creative collaborative project, the opera Fertile Ground (coming to IWU this spring), and answered questions about the project.