October, 8 (2018) is the booking deadline for NAWE 2018. With over 100 contributors, this year’s conference is bigger and better than ever. The full program is also already available
This year, for the 2018 NAWE Conference, special guests are writer, broadcaster and BBC 6 Music Radio host Stuart Maconie, who’ll be in conversation with Jonathan Davidson, CEO of Writing West Midlands (and Chair of NAWE) on Friday 9 November. On Saturday 10 November, the conference will welcome poet, short story and non-fiction writer Professor Jean Sprackland, reading from her new collection, Green Noise.
The rest of the programme has something for everyone. There are workshops on marketing, fundraising, and building a career; panels on creative writing in schools and the importance of fun; workshops on craft, the short story, poetry, creative wanderlusts and borders; presentations on projects and programmes, international pedagogy and teaching teenagers; sessions for PhDs and Higher Education professionals, as well as 1-2-1s, readings, and more.
The NAWE’s organisers are keen to meet all contributors and delegates to exchange ideas, network, and learn from each other over three days in York. At the conference, the NAWE representatives will be seeking participants’ views on how they can support them as members over the next few years, and how to make the NAWE community stronger.
Have a look, get in touch – and join us!
Monday 8 October
Full Conference Program
NAWE is the one organization supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK. It is currently a EACWP honorary member after signing an agreement of mutual membership over the participation of our president Javier Sagarna in Bristol (November, 2014).