The 6th annual Radical Writes: Composition, Creative Writing, and New Media conference will be held in the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University. Conference events include the following:
Constance Squires teaches Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. In addition to Live from Medicine Park, she is the author of the novel Along the Watchtower (Riverhead), which won the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction, and Wounding Radius (forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press), a short story collection forthcoming in 2019. Her short stories have appeared in Guernica, The Atlantic Monthly, Shenandoah, Identity Theory, Bayou, the Dublin Quarterly, This Land, and a number of other magazines.
Her nonfiction has appeared in Salon, the New York Times, the Village Voice, World Literature Today, the Philological Review, Largehearted Boy, and has been featured on the NPR program Snap Judgment. She is also a regular contributor to the RollingStone500: Telling Stories in Stereo (thers500.com). She wrote the screenplay for Sundance fellow Jeffrey Palmer’s 2015 short film, Grave Misgivings, was a judge in the Tulsa, Oklahoma episode of Literary Death Match, and was the featured guest editor for This Land’s summer fiction issue.
Any student currently enrolled in a graduate writing program may submit a proposal. Abstracts should be 300 words maximum and may cover any topic on writing including creative, technical, new media, rhetoric, or composition. Possible topics include the following:
Please send proposals to email@example.com by February 20, 2018. Invitations to present will be emailed around the end of February.
Registration for the conference is $65. Registration forms are available at the conference website: http://www.semopress.com/events/radical-writes/.
Contact: Dr. Missy Phegley, firstname.lastname@example.org