NAWE Virtual Conference 10th & 12th March, 2022

The deadline for the call for papers will be open until November, 1st. Non-member may also participate

NAWE is the one organization supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK. Thus, this conference is the essential event for all those involved in creative writing at any level. NAWE invites writers and teachers  to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching and researching of creative writing at all levels. It runs from Friday lunchtime through to Sunday midday, with special events scheduled in the evenings. After the success of last year’s conference, the next conference will be celebrated, as well, on a virtual basis on March, 10th and 12th (2021).

Next year’s conference will see a mix of curated strands programmed alongside submissions from NAWE members and non-members. Our colleagues from NAWE are looking forward to receiving your proposals exploring the theme of renewal and resilience in creative writing and teaching practice at all levels and in all settings. So far there have been received proposals covering everything from creative writing in schools and working in healthcare settings to the craft of writing/teaching and professional development. Now they want to hear about YOUR projects, research and creative writing pedagogies, and how you’re teaching, researching and studying creative writing in 2021/22.

Key questions you might consider include:

  • How can we build resilience in ourselves and in the communities in which we write, study and teach?
  • How can we build more inclusive communities of practice?
  • How can we adapt to meet rising inequalities faced by children, young people and adults – inequalities of mental health, dis/ability, gender, race and class?
  • What can we do to look after our own wellbeing, and safeguard that of our students? • How can writers/educators meet the threat of climate change?
  • How can we respond to changes in the way the arts and humanities are funded?
  • How can we find balance in our lives and continue to explore new opportunities?
  • How can we find our way as writers and creative writing teachers, so that we are not just surviving but thriving?

In terms of length, we welcome proposals for 30 minute presentations or 50 minute workshop or panel sessions.

You’ll find full details of the call at

The deadline for proposals is 1 November 2021.

If you have any queries, please email