Ad Astra is a new conference for those aspiring to write professionally,
with an eye toward commercial publication, or as the foundation for
personal growth and self-expression. With that in mind, we welcome
writers of all ages, education backgrounds, and skill levels. Each year,
the theme of the conference will change, and for our 2017 premiere
conference—on the weekend before Halloween—the theme is horror.
Our faculty is composed of writers and editors who have had a wide
range of both commercial and critical success, and who have a talent for
teaching writing to others. Offered by the Center for Great Plains Studies
at Emporia State University, the conference is co-sponsored by the
Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism.
To learn more, please visit the Center for Great Plains Studies.