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    Reposting this with corrected e-mail address for submissions. Session proposals are currently being accepted for Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 13, 2011
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      Reposting this with corrected e-mail address for submissions.


      Session proposals are currently being accepted for Winter Wheat: The
      Mid-American Review Festival of Writing, to be held Nov. 17-19 on the
      campus of
      Bowling Green State University.

      Proposals may cover any writing-related topic; those chosen for the
      festival
      typically share the following characteristics:

      * They have the proper scope for a 75-minute session (and aren't likely
      to run
      short or long).
      * They include participant practice, such as a writing exercise and
      time to
      share it.
      * They are narrow in scope -- so therefore they won't be about "Poetry"
      but
      rather a topic like "Crafting the Contemporary Sonnet."
      * The participate demonstrates a willingness to devote time and energy
      to
      planning the session (rather than offering off-the-cuff remarks).
      * They offer an unusual perspective -- something that festival
      participants may
      not have heard of previously.

      Winter Wheat is an unusual festival in that it attracts advanced
      writers
      (master's level and published writers among them) as well as beginners.
      Participants choose sessions based on their interests and their
      experience
      level, so there is no need to simplify presentations for a general
      audience;
      self-selection of sessions typically ensures that no one gets in over
      his or her
      head.

      Participants are not compensated, but they are invited to enjoy the
      festival.
      Sessions may be on either Friday afternoon, November 18, or throughout
      Saturday,
      November 19.

      To propose a session, please send a draft of a title and a description
      of about
      25 words to Karen Craigo, festival coordinator, at
      <karenka(at)bgnet.bgsu.edu>
      (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

      The
      deadline for submission of brief proposals is July 15.



      A few samples of the topics presented at 2010's festival are included
      below:

      "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
      Really, Really
      Trying"
      "Poetry as/in Social Science Research"
      "Writing about the Weird: Exploring the Possibilities of Fabulism and
      Magical
      Realism"
      "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"
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