Kay Boyle and Creative Writing

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Kay Boyle Society at 2016 American Literature Annual Conference

Kay Boyle and Creative Writing

In 1963, Kay Boyle accepted a creative writing position on the faculty of San Francisco State College, where she remained until 1979. Her commitment to her students, as well as her activism during the San Francisco State College Strike in 1968-69, gave rise to a number poems (Testament for My Students and Other Poems, 1970) and essays (The Long Walk at San Francisco State, 1970).

This panel session organized by the Kay Boyle Society welcomes writers, poets, and scholars to propose papers, readings, and performances having a connection (broadly conceived) to Boyle's engagement with creative writing.

We invite readings of your own creative work, discussions of creative writing pedagogy, explorations of the relationships between creative writing and literary authority, creative and autobiographical work, writing and teaching.

Paper proposals should be sent by January 15th to Shawn Wong, University of Washington, homebase@u.washington.edu