DEADLINE EXTENDED – CALL FOR PAPERS: 29TH CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION OF WRITING PROGRAMS

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until 30 June.

Conference Theme: Intersections 
Conference Host: The University of New England (Armidale, New South Wales)
Conference Dates: 27– 29 November 2024
Conference workshops: 26 November 2024 (focusing on creative, critical and professional practice), details TBA.

The 2024 AAWP conference will be held at the Armidale campus of the University of New England, located on Anaiwan Country. Armidale is surrounded by national parks, gorges, and waterfalls. Its natural beauty has historically inspired writers, artists, and storytellers, including Judith Wright. 

Intersections offer the possibility of the unexpected, as a meeting point or a place of divergence. We invite proposals for conference papers, panels, or performances that contemplate literal and figurative intersections involving writing (creative/professional/academic). Some starter points to consider include:

•    Interdisciplinarity
•    Intersectionality
•    Identities and cultures
•    Hybrid genres
•    Co-authorship and collaborations
•    History and fiction
•    Writing and place
•    Poetic forms
•    Pedagogy
•    Performance and writing
•    Technologies and writing
•    Writing and artificial intelligence
•    Curriculum design/delivery
•    Borders and boundaries
•    The publishing industry
•    Creative nonfiction and life writing
•    Writing for different audiences.

We also welcome other approaches to the theme.

While the conference can be attended by anyone, presenters must be current AAWP members. More information about becoming a member is available here. The conference will primarily take place in Armidale, with options to participate in some parts of the program online. 

Submissions are due by 30 June. 

Please include the following in your proposal: Your name, institutional affiliation, email address, what you are proposing (paper, panel, or performance), title, an abstract (250 words max), and a short bio (100 words max).

Please email submissions or any questions to aawp@une.edu.au