UIS Shelterbelt Creative Writing and Publishing Series

Bringing Writers and Poets to the UIS Campus

The Shelterbelt Series presents emerging and established fiction writers and poets of national reputation. Visiting writers give readings from their work, discuss the writing (and publishing) life, and visit UIS classes.

All Shelterbelt readings are free and open to the public. Invite your friends!  You can find information about coming events on the Shelterbelt event page for details on both events.

You can also learn more about the program at the Shelterbelt Reading Series’ website or their on their Tumblr page.

Make a Gift Today

Shelterbelt is currently funded through the generous support of the UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Vachel Lindsay Association, and the Springfield Area Arts Council. When you add your support to the Shelterbelt Series, you will be helping to bring these creative poets and writers to campus.

You can make a gift by using the Donate button below. When you reach the online giving form, please add a note in the “Special Instructions” portion to let us know you would like your support to go to the Shelterbelt series.

Thank you!