The 24th AAWP Annual Conference 2019
Creative writing never occurs in a vacuum – there are hurdles to negotiate, whether emotional, physical, psychic or temporal.
Writing through ...
The theme of this year’s Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAAWP) conference is ‘Writing through …’. The ellipses are pointedly loaded, and we hope by November, will be laden and rich with the knowledge and generosity of your own writing space. Whether your ellipses are thoughts unfinished, hesitations, omissions; whether they are moody, angry, joyful or echoing; whether they are about prejudice, paternalism, or pain, we want to hear how you get through them; how (and why) you write through …
The location of the 2019 annual conference of the AAWP is at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), situated in a lively creative quarter of the city, growing and developing yearly. This year we hope to bring you well-known keynote speakers from the precinct as well as a specialist panel together with an evening event, held at UTS.
Call for Papers (Individual or Pre-formed Panels)
We invite presentations – from pedagogy, research, and practice in creative or professional writing, editing and publishing – that interrogate the numerous ways you write through … and the various pathways your work is disseminated, enabling voices (both marginal and mainstream), perspectives, and notions to emerge, form, and animate. Presentation themes may be drawn from (but are not limited to) the following:
- Exegetical obstructions, both real and imagined
- Indigenous concepts and experience
- Minority writing (disability, LGBTIQ, refugee …)
- Regional writing
- Performative writing
- Writing together, both creative and scholarly
- Uncertainty (creative, scholarly, employment)
- Professional and industrial parameters
- The ‘class ceiling’
Proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels and alternative formats are all welcome. Submissions for individual papers or pre-formed panels are provided in separate forms below.
Proposals may be a work of scholarship on or about creative practice, or one engaging with the conference theme in any way or may be a creative work which incorporates a scholarly framework to be presented along with the creative element.
Individual papers will be 15 minutes long, allowing for 15 minutes of questions within the hour; three-person panels also one hour duration, including 15 minutes of questions.
Proposed papers will not be subject to peer review but there will be a discussion of publication points after the conference. Postgraduates are particularly encouraged to submit to the conference and a postgrad Masterclass will be held on the morning after the conference (28 November) - more information coming soon.
Proposals (max 200 words) should be submitted by 15 April 2019.
Conference Committee: Dr Sue Joseph; Dr Sarah Attfield; Professor Craig Batty; Professor John Dale; Mr Michael Stranges