UPDATE: Roles of Creative Writing in Society and Academy (grad) (2/9/07; 3/16/07-3/18/07)

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UdeM Leviathan
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Departement d'etudes anglaises,
Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
March 16-18, 2007

This graduate student conference from March 16-18, 2007, is an attempt to reunite the creative and the critical work that defines our field. Besides critical panels presented by graduate students, we are also uniquely hosting three six-hour creative writing workshops facilitated by eminent professional writers: Montreal experimental cross-genre novelist Gail Scott, San Francisco Bay area visual poet and poetics journal editor Yedda Morrison, and British Columbian poet, editor and critic Fred Wah, who will also deliver our keynote address.

Those wishing to present papers must send a 200 word abstract, and those wishing to be in one of the creative writing workshops must send three pages of prose, poetry, or cross-genre text representative of the material that they want to workshop. Further instructions and short biographies of the workshop leaders are posted at our graduate student website, www.geocities.com/egssmontreal Students may participate in either the critical or creative aspect of the conference or in both, though those in workshops from outside the department will be asked to pay a fee of $20. The conference will conclude with an oral anthology in which the creative writing students will present one page of their finished text, and which will possibly be published in a special edition of our departmental newsletter. All submissions must be received by email at udemleviathan_at_yahoo.ca by Friday, February 9, 2007 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Received on Thu Feb 01 2007 - 18:58:55 EST