CFP: Alternative Mentoring for People of Color (4/17/07; 1/30/08-2/3/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Lydia Melvin
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>> 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 (
>> I look forward to hearing from you.
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