Call for Panel Discussion and Workshop Proposals for SCCC's 6th Annual Creative Writing Festival

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Sarah Kain Gutowski/Suffolk County Community College
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The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Sixth Annual Creative Writing Festival from Monday, April 22-Saturday, April 27.

The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging week of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events, culminating in an all-day Conference on Saturday.

To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:

1) Writing Workshops: Inspire and motivate festival attendees to write in fresh, interesting, and engaging fifty-minute sessions. All genres will be considered, but workshops should be aimed at a primarily undergraduate audience. If you have a "stand alone" workshop that works particularly well and will get your audience writing, we are interested in hearing about it.

2) Presentation/Panel Discussion Sessions: Present on any topic of interest to creative writing students and instructors at the undergraduate level. Panel proposals must include a list of panelists/presenters with the appropriate contact information for each, and working paper titles.

You are encouraged to consider these guidelines as broadly and creatively as possible.

All panel and workshop proposals should fit within an hour timeframe: fifty minutes for the session and ten minutes for Q and A.

Workshop and panel session proposals alike should outline any technological requirements as well.

All panel and workshop proposals should fit within a 70 minute time frame: sixty minutes for the session and ten minutes for Q and A.

The deadline for this electronic application is January 11, 2013. Workshops and Panel Discussions for the 2013 Festival will be chosen on January 16, 2013 and notifications sent on or before Friday, January 25, 2013.

Please visit our website at and click the link at the end of the page to propose your panel discussion or workshop for the festival.

Please limit your proposals to two (2) per applicant.