UPDATE: Alternative Mentoring for People of Color (4/24/07; AWP, 1/30/08-2/2/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Lydia Melvin
contact email: 

Deadline extended:

>>> Call for Papers: AWP Panel, In Praise of: 13 Ways to Be Mentored
>>> Mentoring often happens in private, between a person and a book, one
>>> writer
>>> alone with a few pages of someone's text, another writer she feels
>>> inexplicably
>>> drawn to. Who are the writers we return to? And for what reasons?
>>> How do writers
>>> enter an alternative form of mentorship with writers they've only
>>> met on the page?
>>> This panel will explore how emerging writers of color have been
>>> influenced by the aesthetics, content, and/or craft of other writers
>>> of color, how they feel mentored by
>>> these writers whom they've met on the page.
>>> This panel will be proposed for the 2008 AWP Conference, and while
>>> it is intended
>>> as a scholarship panel, anyone interested should be mindful that the
>>> conference
>>> panels focus mainly on the art and act of writing. The accepted
>>> papers will draw
>>> attention to particulars of writing that attract & speak to you as a
>>> writer of color, for example, form, structure, style, theme,
>>> language, tone, etc. I hope to hear from folks
>>> writing in all genres: poems, plays, prose.
>>> I'm taking submissions of short abstracts (no more than 100 words),
>>> with a deadline
>>> of 17 April 2007. I will contact with you a final decision by 24
>>> April 2007.
>>> Contact Information: Metta Sama (mae_b_at_mac.com)
>>> I look forward to hearing from you.
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Received on Sun Apr 22 2007 - 14:50:50 EDT