CEA at SAMLA 90: Creative Writing Wanted

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Marissa Glover McLargin/College English Association

The College English Association is ​soliciting original works of fiction, poetry, or non-fiction for the 90th SAMLA conference from November 2-4 in Birmingham. The SAMLA conference theme is "Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies."

Send a brief (around 300 words) proposal/abstract describing what you plan to present. This should include genre, number of pieces (aim for around 15 minutes), and the connection between your collection and the SAMLA theme. Of course, this connection can be loosely interpreted—anything explicitly related to politics or activism applies, but so do themes such as justice, family, community, social issues, etc. If you would like to also include a few sample pieces as part of your submitted document, samples are welcome and do not count as part of the 300 words.

Kindly send proposals and any A/V requirements to marissa.mclargin@saintleo.edu by May 31.


CEA is also soliciting abstracts from its members on the special focus of the conference: “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.” Presenters are invited to share their liberation pedagogy, including assignments or strategies that encourage activism, or to consider ways in which literature, film, and culture augment or inform socio-political movements and promote social justice. Please send these abstracts and any A/V requirements to Lynne Simpson at lsimpson@presby.edu by May 31, 2018.

More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.