Friday, February 13, 2015

Call for Proposals: 2015 Steel Pen Writers' Conference

The 2015 Steel Pen Writers’ Conference, hosted by the Indiana Writers’ Consortium (IWC), and slated for October 10th at the Radission Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana, will include a full-day of breakout sessions; a bookfair; a dinner with keynote speaker, Brian Furuness; an open mic; and off-site events scheduled throughout the weekend.

IWC seeks proposals from individuals and groups who are at different stages in their writing careers and will represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences. Presentations may include such topics as:

· Writing and craft
· Business of writing
· Creative writing pedagogy
· Academic and community program development/issues/innovations/changes
· Genre trends
· Agent and/or publisher panels
· Individual artist and/or arts organization funding
· Readings

Interactive individual presentations, four-to-five person panels, creative writing workshops, round table discussions, and group readings are welcome.

Submission Instructions:

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Submit: A 250-word abstract that includes the session title, description, format, and presenter names. Each presenter should include a 50-word bio and .jpg photo.

Submit to:

indianawritersconsortiumATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Please indicate “2015 Steel Pen Conference Proposal” in the subject line.

Please note: Travel and accommodations are the financial responsibility of presenters. Presenters will receive a 50 percent discount on conference registration, which includes dinner.

Questions may be directed to: Janine Harrison at:

indianawritersconsortiumATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Indiana Writers' Consortium inspires and builds a community of creative writers. We are a nonprofit organization incorporated in Indiana in 2008 and a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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