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Co-sponsored by the University of South Alabama—Baldwin CampusGulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers (GCACWT) Announces its 21st Annual Conference
April 5 and 6, 2013 at The University of South Alabama-Baldwin Campus, Fairhope, Alabama.
For the past twenty years, the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers has held an annual conference designed specifically to provide a forum for teachers of Creative Writing (as well as graduate students interested in becoming teachers of Creative Writing). Traditionally, the conference allows faculty and students to present their creative work, while also allowing them an opportunity to discuss issues relevant to Writing/Creative Writing pedagogy and publication. In the past years, the conference has also become a place where writers interact with other writers, as well as a place where editors can locate local talent.
In addition to our usual readers and panelists, this year's conference will feature Erica Dawson as the keynote speaker. Erica Dawson is the author Big-Eyed Afraid. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2008, VQR, Alehouse Review, Harvard Review, Barrow Street, the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, and other journals and anthologies. This July, she continued work for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference; and, she attended the Key West Literary Seminar, as a featured guest, in winter 2010. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Tampa.
We will also feature a book room with attendee’s books for sale, as well as several literary journals representing states from the Gulf Coast region, such as Bayou, Apalachee Review,Gulf Stream, The Southeast Review, The Texas Review, espresso ink, and Louisiana Literature, among others. Also, editors representing journals will be in attendance.We also offer a Student Creative Writing contest in poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction. For more information on the free contest, please visit our site at http://www.gcacwt.com.
The deadline for contest submissions is March 1, 2013.
Papers are invited on any aspect of creative writing including, but not limited to any of the following:
Original readings of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, Creative Writing pedagogical issues, Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom, Re-imagining Southern literature, Ecological Issues in Creative Writing, Online and Traditional Publishing, the Future of Publishing, and Roundtable discussions on a variety of issues.
To register for the conference, or to learn more about the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writers, or for any and all inquiries about the conference, please visit our updated website at
http://www.gcacwt.com or contact GCACWT President Jeff Newberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers brings together teachers of writing, students, writers, editors, and publishers from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and others from—or interested in— the Gulf Coast region and its writing.