CFP: Thoreau Featured at Carson Conference (1/19/06; 6/13/06-6/16/06)

full name / name of organization: 
barbara klein
contact email: 

The Fourth NEW-CUE Writers' Conference and
Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson
June 13-16, 2006

Nature and Environmental Writers – College and University Educators
(NEW-CUE), a non-profit, environmental education organization, invites
submissions for possible presentation at its Fourth Writers' Conference
and Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson, June 13-16, 2006 at The Spruce
Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, ME. The 2006 Conference/Workshop will
feature the work of Henry David Thoreau, and the theme will be

New and established writers, instructors, scholars and practitioners are
encouraged to send examples from their work: essays, poems, fiction,
children's literature, visual media including narrative film and
documentaries as well as journalism and scholarly research. We welcome
submissions that represent a 15-minute reading or screening followed by
ample time for discussion.

The Conference/Workshop will be held at The Spruce Point Inn, one of the
finest waterfront resort inns on the East Coast. It will be an
interdisciplinary event, blending scholarly inquiry, relaxation and
exploration. Daily sessions will include presentations by award-winning
authors, readings, workshops, performances and guided outdoor activities.

The Keynote Speaker will be Lawrence Buell. Featured speakers will
include Jane Brox, Franklin Burroughs, Jeffrey Cramer, Ted Levin and
Jennifer Sahn. In addition, the program schedule will include workshops,
presentations as well as guided activities such as hikes, tide pool
explorations and trips to the Burnt Island Lighthouse and the Coastal
Maine Botanical Gardens.

Daily concurrent sessions will include readings of accepted submissions.
We hope that you will submit if your work will add to a discussion of
these – or other theme related - topics:

- new and creative responses to Thoreau's work
- urban and suburban wildernesses
- distinguished tradition of American nature writing before Thoreau
- challenges facing poet-naturalists
- first-hand experience as a source of knowledge of and commitment to nature
- legacy of Rachel Carson under attack
- ecocriticism and the media
- wild spaces in urban places
- nature within children's literature
- finding and preserving a personal Walden on a degraded planet

Submissions will need to include a cover page with the author's full
name, institutional or organizational affiliation (if applicable), and
contact information including mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail
address. Submissions should be typed and no longer than three pages,
with the author's name included on each page. Submissions of visual
materials can include samples or descriptions. Presenters will need to
register for the Conference/Workshop. Please send by surface mail, fax
or e-mail before January 19, 2006 to:

Barbara Ward Klein, President
c/o St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sparkill, NY 10976
Phone: 845-398-4247 Fax: 845-398-4224 e-mail

Please note that enrollment at this event is limited to 100 participants
and that early registration is recommended. Registrations will be
accepted on a space-available basis. Participants whose work will be
accepted for presentation at the 2006 Conference/Workshop will need to
register for the event. Please see our web site
for registration information and a further description of The Spruce
Point Inn and the Boothbay Harbor area.

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