The Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing.

The Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing.  

Radical Writes: Composition, Creative Writing, and New Media will be held April 14-16, 2016, at Southeast Missouri State University

Presentation Sessions: Friday and Saturday, April 15 & 16.  Keynote Presentation: Thursday night with Michael Martone!  Reception and tour of Faulkner Collection and Rare Book Room: Thursday.  Banquet and Open Mike: Friday night.  Panel on Saturday: Writers in the Workplace.  Drawings for books and prizes.  Another great line for your CV, to help you compete in today’s hiring market

Paper proposals

  • Graduate student proposals are due December 10, 2015.  Email
  • Any student currently enrolled in a graduate writing program may propose a presentation
  • Proposal abstracts are submitted electronically and should be 300 words maximum. May be a reading of original creative work with a brief introduction to its theme or raison d’etre or any topic on creative, technical, new media, literature, composition writings, such as: Intersections of cross genre writing; Blurring boundaries in writing; Contemporary literature; Innovative pedagogies;  MemWars: Defining fact and fiction; Creativity and composition; Friend Me with Your Best Shot: Social media strategies;  It Takes a Village: Collaborative Writing and/or Collaborative Learning; Gamification; Issues and Trends in Visual Rhetoric (documents, page layout, book covers, art/a/fact, etext, edesign, etc.)    Contact: Dr. Missy Phegley, or Dr. Susan Swartwout,

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