Session proposals are currently being accepted for Winter Wheat: The
Mid-American Review Festival of Writing, to be held Nov. 17-19 on the
Bowling Green State University.
Proposals may cover any writing-related topic; those chosen for the
typically share the following characteristics:
* They have the proper scope for a 75-minute session (and aren't likely
short or long).
* They include participant practice, such as a writing exercise and
* They are narrow in scope -- so therefore they won't be about "Poetry"
rather a topic like "Crafting the Contemporary Sonnet."
* The participate demonstrates a willingness to devote time and energy
planning the session (rather than offering off-the-cuff remarks).
* They offer an unusual perspective -- something that festival
not have heard of previously.
Winter Wheat is an unusual festival in that it attracts advanced
(master's level and published writers among them) as well as beginners.
Participants choose sessions based on their interests and their
level, so there is no need to simplify presentations for a general
self-selection of sessions typically ensures that no one gets in over
his or her
Participants are not compensated, but they are invited to enjoy the
Sessions may be on either Friday afternoon, November 18, or throughout
To propose a session, please send a draft of a title and a description
25 words to Karen Craigo, festival coordinator, at karenka@...
deadline for submission of brief proposals is July 15.
A few samples of the topics presented at 2010's festival are included
"Day-To-Day Engagements: Writing the Serial Poem"
"Ekphrasis: Writing Poems From Art"
"Music and the Tone of Story"
"How to Succeed at Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals With
"Poetry as/in Social Science Research"
"Writing about the Weird: Exploring the Possibilities of Fabulism and
"Drawing The Line: Opportunities of the Line Break"
"TransGenre: Beyond Fiction and Nonfiction"
"Space and Place"
"Speaking for Others: Dialog and Character in Creative Nonfiction"