PCA/ACA

Non-Fiction Writing

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All types of personal essays, memoirs, autobiography, and literary journalism, in traditional and non-traditional forms, are welcome, on any subject. Of particular interest is creative nonfiction that examines writers and the writing process. Presentations that incorporate sound, music, images or video and/or experiment with elements of digital storytelling are also of interest.

 

Proposals may be for groups of essays organized around a theme, special panels, and (of course) individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four speakers per session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.

 

For panels or groups of essays organized around a theme, please include the following:

 

Panel Title

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair

Titles and abstracts of each paper

Contact information for each presenter

 

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

 

Please send all inquiries to area chair:

 

Michael Smith

 

Professor

Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication

James Madison University

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
20 Dec-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
02 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends
03 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins
13 Jan-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
01 Feb-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
17 Mar-23 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal. 

 

SUBMIT

 

 

 

Area chairs

Michael Smith