DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2016 AT 11:59 P.M. EST
Read the complete CFP here: http://www.nwsa.org/cfp
2016 NWSA Keynote Speaker: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, and she was also nominated for a National Magazine Award for her short story “Treaties” published in Geist 90. In 2012, she won Briarpatch Magazine’s Writing From the Margins prize for short fiction. Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016
As an added benefit of institutional membership, this initiative is intended to promote field-building by bringing together program and department chairs and women's center directors for a day-long meeting. Participants will exchange ideas and strategies focused on program and center administration, curriculum development, and pedagogy, among other topics.
- 2016 institutional membership
- Chair and Director registration fee $125
- Registration form
The fee includes participation in the event and breakfast and lunch the day of the meeting. It does not include travel. NWSA will cover one night's accommodations for those who require it.