In February, the Institute hosted “The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination” conference on the University of Southern California campus and the adjacent Caruso Catholic Center. Over 400 participants and presenters — including Julia Alvarez, Ron Hansen, Tobias Wolff, Dana Gioia and Kevin Starr — gathered to discuss Catholic creativity, the relationship between faith and literature and more.

In addition to the high praise we received from conference participants, several media outlets covered the historic conference as well.

Take a look at some of the great stories that were generated.

booksFuture of Catholic Literary Education

osvBeauty: Pointing the Way to the Divine

firstThe Catholic Writer in America

carrollCreative Catholicism

americaCatholic Imagination Attacked by Skateboarders Part the Third: “Catholic Literati: The Next Generation”; or Whoever Named this Panel Wasn’t Going to Be Sitting On It

americaCatholic Imagination Attacked by Skateboarders Part the Second: Tobias Wolff and Julia Alvarez Are Nice People

America: The National Catholic Review

National Catholic Register

islands Repeating Islands News and commentary on Caribbean culture, literature, and the arts

St. Mary’s Bells


firstFirst Things

Ignatius Press

Dappled Things

The Catholic World Report

Angelus News