Conference Timeframe

(From the conference planning team)
Dear SSAWW conference attendees,

Understandably, now that we’ve opened the hotel registration website, folks are asking: what are the beginning and ending points for the conference?

While we have not completed our process for scheduling all the marvelous individual sessions, we can tell you these points

Key highlights during the conference will include these activities:

“Launching the Conference” plenary session Thursday morning;

Mentoring breakfast Friday morning (with a panel followed by discussion at mentoring tables addressing topics of interest to grad students, but also to participants at different career stages);

Readings and book-signings by women creative writers from around the Western US, Friday afternoon;

Dorothy Allison’s keynote Friday evening;

Networking luncheon on Saturday (for regional study groups and also for attendees who want to make new connections within their region);

A plenary “synthesis session” and “closing celebration” on Saturday evening.

We don’t plan to schedule any Sunday sessions, so anyone who wants to be on hand for all of the conference should be able to leave Denver Sunday morning.

More details will be coming soon, including plans for tapping into the local resources of Denver, such as the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art, where local arrangements committee member Gillian Silverman tells us there’s to be a new exhibit opening on “Conceptual Writing” while we are in town. You’re definitely going to want to be with us for the entire conference!

Best regards,
The conference planning team

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