Past Event

''Canterbury Tales''

The 19th annual Eastern Illinois Literature Conference for Teachers and Lovers of Good Books will be held October 23 and 24 at Eastern Illinois University and will focus on Chaucer’s ”The Canterbury Tales.” 

A woodcut from William Caxton's second edition of the Canterbury Tales printed in 1483.Guest speakers and workshop leaders will be experts on Chaucer, medieval literature, and manuscript studies, and will include both coeditors of The Chaucer Review.

This session includes a dramatic reading of ”Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” a lecture on ”Chaucer Today,” and workshops for secondary school teachers on teaching Chaucer.

The October 23rd session includes the lecture and slide show ”Pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral” and dramatic readings from ”The Canterbury Tales.”

Free and open to the public. Registration deadline is October 16, 2008. Teachers may earn up to six CPDUs toward teacher certification renewal. For more information, or to register, download the registration form, visit, or call 217-581-5116.