Previous Themes & Posters

Every year the Conference sets a theme and for our first 20 years, a noted artist created a commemorative poster for the event. Past posters are available for purchase; contact us at 208.726.5454 or email.

2015  How We Remember

2014  Stories We Tell

2012  Why Does Literature Matter?

2011   Can Literature Bring Us Together?

2010  What Can Words Do?

2009  Identity: Who Are We Now?

2008  Frontiers in a Changing World

2006  Shaping History

2005  Writing in Unpredictable Times

2004  Imagination and Its Limits

2003  Bearing Witness

2002  Does Truth Matter?

2001  The Search for Identity

2000  Alternative Worlds

1999  The Underlying Story

1998  Writers and Unexpected Outcomes

1997  Invention and the Writing Life

1996  Writers and Social Responsibility

1995  Writing with Conscience

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  • 2011 Barbi Reed and David Wheelock

    2011: Can Literature Bring Us Together?
  • 2010 Maira Kalman

    2010: What Can Words Do?
  • 2009 David Macaulay

    2009: Identity: Who Are We Now?
  • 2008 Barbara Kline2008: Frontiers in a Changing World
  • 2006 Liliana Gelman2006: Shaping History
  • 2005 David Macaulay2005: Writing in Unpredictable Times
  • 2004 Victor Schrager2004: Imagination and Its Limits
  • 2003 Maggie Taylor2003: Bearing Witness
  • 2002 Robert Kelly2002: Does Truth Matter?
  • 2001 Harold Feinstein2001: The Search for Identity
  • 2000 Gary Nisbet2000: Alternative Worlds
  • 1999 Fawn Potash1999: The Underlying Story
  • 1998 Pamela Glasscock1998: Writers and Unexpected Outcomes
  • 1997 Gary Nisbet1997: Invention and the Writing Life
  • 1996 Russell Chatham1996: Writers and Social Responsibility
  • 1995 John Whitney at ThinkTwice1995: Writing with Conscience