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.

 

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://conference.pcaaca.org.

 

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: smithmx@jmu.edu

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01-Sept-21 Submissions Open 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA

 

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.   

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022

 

Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 

 

Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

Submit a Presentation

Purchase a Membership

Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct

 

 

Area chairs

Michael Smith