CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference

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CSUF Creative Writing Club & Teaching Writing Club
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CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

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California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Creative Writing Club (CWC)

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graduate conferences
rhetoric and composition

CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

This is a conference focused on sharing ideas about composition in the classroom, teaching/creating creative works, discussing practices and pitfalls of the craft of writing, and talking about our favorite comp theorists, poets, and writers.

Creative Writing Papers may focus on any particular poet/writer/playwright, style of writing, or individual/group creative works (including poems, scripts, short stories, novel excerpts, etc.) are welcome. Composition Papers may focus on any particular comp/rhet theory/theorist, classroom practices, or individual/group workshops.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity of interacting with published writers who will be presenting throughout the conference –

We are pleased to welcome poets Kevin Clark (more information at kevinclarkpoet.com) and Shane Seely (more information at anhinga.org) who will be reading from their recently published collections of poetry and presenting on their craft and the "craft" of getting published. In addition, poets and CSUF faculty, Irena Praitis and Steve Westbrook will also be reading from their published works.

For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief biography (only 1-3 sentences).
For creative works, please submit a sample of your work (3-4 poems, a single short story, or a scene from a play/script) and a brief biography.

We welcome panel proposals and group readings for any creative work. For panels/groups, please submit a 250-word description of the panel topic in addition to the individual paper submissions. Submissions should be sent to J.D. Isip at jisip@fullerton.edu by March 26th, 2010. Please include the title of your paper/panel/work(s), school affiliation (if any), and your e-mail address along with your submission.

Also, in conjunction with this conference, we a publishing a journal, focusing on the composition and creative writing pedagogy. All essays submitted will be considered for publication, unless stated otherwise.