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Writing By Degrees Graduate Creative Writing Conference March 14-15, 2014
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Binghamton University's Writing By Degrees Graduate Creative Writing Conference
Writing by Degrees, the nation’s oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2014 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton University's state-of-the-art Downtown Center. We invite exciting and high quality submissions by graduate students for creative readings and academic panels. Poets, fiction writers, essayists, and critics from all theoretic and aesthetic backgrounds are welcome. Possible academic topics include creative writing pedagogy, craft across the genres, critical theory and creative work, the role of writing in the political world, and the creative writing job market. All panels will be 90 minutes in length, with individual presentations and readings not to exceed 20 minutes.
Conference Dates: March 14-15, 2014
Keynote speakers: Stephanie Powell Watts and Jill Bialosky
Creative prose, fiction, or creative non-fiction should be of a length to be read within a 20-minute period (roughly 10-12 pages)
Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems, not to exceed 5 pages
Please submit an abstract, not to exceed 350 words.
the craft and/or practice of writing
How to Submit:
Please include the following:
A cover letter containing the following information: author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information (email, phone number, mailing address), and the genre of the proposal, e.g. academic or creative. Creative proposals should also include a short bio.
If Submitting a Panel Topic, please provide the three linked abstracts/excerpts with a short paragraph explaining the overarching theme. Panel submissions may cross genres. All questions concerning the conference should be sent to email@example.com
Upon acceptance of your submission, there will be a $20.00 conference fee (BU students excepted).