Submit a Proposal for CWPA 2019!

Dear CWPA colleagues:   I wanted to distribute this reminder of our summer conference, which will be held in Baltimore and promises to be amazing. I'd like to encourage you to submit a proposal! Our website has been experiencing some issues--not our fault, but the hosting service's--and so I'm axing the "early deadline" and committing to responding to your proposals quickly and on a rolling basis, with the final deadline being March 1.   Submit your proposal here:  http://www.wpacouncil.org/cwpa-2019-proposal-instructions   In addition to the conference proper, we will also have two incredible institutes. One will focus on helping writers ready their WPA-focused work for publication and will be led by Lori Ostergaard and Melissa Ianetta. Another will focus on understanding and supporting ethical labor practices within writing programs, and that will be led by Darci Thoune and Seth Kahn.   We also have the return of our always-excellent WPA Workshop, which this year will be led by Jonikka Charlton, Amy Ferdinandt Stolley, Mark McBeth, and Michelle LaFrance.    Also, make sure to plan on this year's outing, which will be at the truly amazing American Visionary Art Museum! (http://www.avam.org/) Baltimore is also a great place to bring families: lots of great food, museums, water taxis, bookstores, and hidden nooks. Bring your crew!   Check out our conference website here: https://www.cwpa2019.com/ Updates to the site are ongoing, and details about the institutes (as well as other stuff) will continue to be fleshed out for the next month or so.    More info: I apologize for the website issues. They were due to the hosting service, but they were still maddening and interfered with early proposal submissions. Several people, most notably Charlie Lowe, have been putting the time in to fix them. A number of proposals have already come in, and we hope to see a great many more now that the website has stabilized. And we hope to see you in Baltimore! We'll hold a seat for you at the table. :)   Cordially, collegially, and gratefully,   Mark Blaauw-Hara CWPA Vice-President
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