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Writers In Common


Writers In Common, an all-ages writers event, seeks participants to give readings and panel presentations for its summer 2018 conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale!

Where:  on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Carbondale, Illinois.  Carbondale is one hundred miles southeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and is easily accessed from the Chicago metropolitan area via Amtrak.

When: June 23, 2018

We seek the following:

  • emerging poets and prose writers for our Emerging Writers panel
    (writers who have published no more than one book or chapbook)
  • panelists for presentations on creative writing pedagogy
    (submit 100-word abstract of presentation topic)

In addition, Writers In Common will include:

  • Critique workshops will be available in poetry and prose
  • Free generative workshops for high school students
  • Panel on publishing poetry and fiction
  • Youth Poetry Slam with Prizes
  • Banquet with Keynote Speaker

To submit for the Emerging Writers panel:

  • send a group of three poems or a prose selection of 1000 words or fewer

To be considered for a spot in a critique workshop

  • submit a writing sample (3 poems or a 3 page prose sample)

Registration fees to attend the Writers In Common Conference:

  • Free for writers ages 14-18
  • $50 for high school teachers
  • $60 for Emerging Writer and Pedagogy panelists
  • $70 for all other attendees

Deadline for submitting to Writers In Common:  February 1, 2018.

To submit to the conference is free. Registration costs will only occur after conference acceptance.  Acceptances will be sent in March, 2018.

For questions contact:

Allison Joseph, Director