Call for travel writing

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Sep 242012

Here’s a call for submissions that may be of interest to a number of FYWPers:

The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35
is looking for nonfiction narratives that challenge conventional tourism. Stories like—

Monday Morning
A Haitian-American school teacher’s reportage from Cameroon of an entire day spent dodging machete blades and hiding from the angry mob that terrorized her campus after a controversial presidential election.

Pushing Everest
An asthmatic hedge fund analyst’s strident portrayal of his month-long trek from Kathmandu to climbing Everest.

From a Japanese New Yorker’s memoir about tending bar at her aunt’s Tokyo nightclub and learning family secrets.


Call for 4Cs stories

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May 082012
We all have C’s (Conference on College Composition and Communication) stories. Some are profound, some are quirky, some are sad, some are unsettling, some are insightful, some are scandalous, and some are just plain hilarious. We’ve told them over beers, in cars over miles, and within faculty lounges. Our field is based on these stories. We think it’s time for the field to hear your story.
Please share your story by contributing it to the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN), a publicly available archive which documents and shares “little bits of our time” (Selfe) across universities and across publics. The DALN invites people of all ages, races, communities, backgrounds, and interests to contribute stories about how — and in what circumstances — they read, write, and compose meaning, and how they learned to do so (or helped others learn). Upon receiving and reviewing submissions, we will curate some of these stories into a webtext to be published in an online journal in our field.
@ WPA Listserv

Conference at UMass Amherst

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Mar 262012

Via the BRAWN list,

From June 4 to June 8 2012, UMass Amherst will be hosting the 12th annual Symposium for the Study of Writing and Teaching Writing. The ultimate focus is writing, but the operative question is how to understand better the process of writing and written language by exploring speaking and spoken language. The symposium is designed specifically for graduate students. Students will be expected to cover their own expenses, but they offer a $400 stipend to help offset costs as well as inexpensive housing opportunities. To apply, please email no more than 2 pages that contain a brief CV and an explanation of your interests and experience in thinking about the relevance of speech to writing to Applications are due April 23rd, and you will hear back by May 1st.

AWP 2013 Conference Proposals

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Mar 182012

AWP’s Conference & Bookfair includes more than 400 events and over 1,600 presenters. The proposal process is highly competitive, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our proposal guidelines and presenter expectations to ensure that your submission and event are executed successfully.

The AWP conference committee seeks proposals featuring panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, and ages. While an institutional affiliation is not required of participants, when appropriate panels should showcase presenters from a variety of organizations and institutions who are at different stages of their careers. The ideal panel will consist of participants who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences. The committee also encourages panel participation from graduate students.

AWP will accept proposals for 2013 conference events from Friday, March 16 through Tuesday, May 1, 2012. By submitting a proposal you certify that you have read the guidelines as outlined in our event proposal handbook. Some information in the handbook has changed. Please consult the latest version before submitting your proposal

As I’m sure many of you already know, AWP will be held here in Boston next year. It would be great if FYWP is well-represented, so please consider submitting a panel or reading proposal by May 1.

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