Other Words 2015: Lyrics and Lyricism
The 2015 Other Words Conference is almost up and running and we want to see your proposals. Our theme for this year's conference is Music, Songs, Lyrics, Lyricism, Songs and Writing, Songs in Literary Works, Music as Writing, Writing About Music and Musicians, Songs about Literature .... However, we will also entertain panel proposals about ideas other than the theme ideas above. Please note that --
We prefer panel proposals that include panel participants rather than solo panel proposals. And finally, we prefer panel proposals about writing, publishing, editing and other "writerly" activities rather than academic/lit crit topics.
So far, our two featured writers for 2015 conference are Ed Ward and Jacki Lyden. Ward is the rock and roll historian on NPR's Fresh Air and the author of numerous books, articles and blogs about music and musicians. Jacki Lyden had a long career as a correspondent on NPR and is now working on her own production company called THE SEAMS. She has a new memoir, Dark and Lovely.
We will post more information soon about registration, lodging and other matters on the Other Words website.
The deadline for submitting proposals is June 1.
Conference dates are November 5-7, and it will be held at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL.
Submit panels here.