Creative Writing Panel

deadline for submissions: 
November 10, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
African Literature Association
contact email: 


Call for Papers, African Literature Association Conference at Yale University in June 14-17, 2017:

A Creative Writing Panel  

This panel invites writers of poetry and fiction to submit a selection of their creative work. The creative work presented should engage with both the formal concerns of genre and the connections between identity and the diaspora.  Poets and writers who have pieces that experiment with and merge creative and critical examinations of a) the politics of identity in the diaspora, b) popular arts and aesthetics, or c) any of the main topics of this year’s conference are encouraged to submit their work.

The panel will engage with creative and scholarly work that combines and balances the aesthetic concerns of literature with wider cultural concerns, with particular attention given to diaspora, audience, and the politics of identity. Panelists are encouraged to talk about their creative and/or scholarly process in relation to the work presented. This panel will afford a meaningful insight into the interaction between creative practice and research.

Please send abstracts of up to 250 words and/or up to 5 pages of creative work to Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu at  by November 8th.  Also, please make an indication of any requests for A/V equipment.