UPDATE: Great Writing 2021: Great Writing the International Creative Writing Conference

deadline for submissions: 
December 6, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

24th Annual Conference

Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021
- Virtual -

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 24th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021.

Great Writing 2021 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2020 and is being expanded this year. The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.


Closing Date for Proposals: Sunday December 6 2020. Earlier submission is highly encouraged.

Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome.  Great Writing includes research, teaching and creative writing practice topics, all aspects of creative writing studies, practice-led research, cultural, biographical and textual topics. In this 24th year of the conference, the range of presentation is already more vibrant than ever.

More details on the conference can be found at: www.greatwriting.org.uk

1. Single presentations: 15 minutes, 5 minutes questions.
2. 3 person presentations/panels: 60 minutes in total.

(Proposals: 150 word description of your presentation – abstracts are published in the  conference programme. Include and please format to assist program creation: title, 100 word bio note, for quotes use single inverted commas, italicize book titles)

Send proposals to: conference@greatwriting.org.uk

Proposals will be peer-reviewed.

The conference will also feature the 11th Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Event. From December 2020 more details on the 2021 conference will be found at www.greatwriting.org.uk

For queries contact Conference Director, Professor Graeme Harper:


 or for general enquiries contact:



We look forward to welcoming you to Great Writing 2021!!