5th National RAWI + Mizna Literary Gathering
Call for papers, workshops, performances, panels and more
- Deadline April 21
- Theme: "New Beginnings"
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- September 18-21
RAWI`s Fifth National Gathering, held in partnership with Mizna, will take place at Open Book, which houses the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN, from September 18 through 21. We are very excited for this year’s gathering and look forward to sharing more information about special guests and readers in the coming months. These vibrant conferences are a chance to gather with leading writers, performers, and scholars of Arab American literature in a relaxed and intimate setting. Opening with a mixer at the McKnight Foundation`s beautiful space overlooking the Mississippi River. We welcome paper, performance, workshop, and panel proposals. Paper proposals should include a presentation title, short biography, and 300-word abstract. Performance papers should include the same, with a five-page writing sample for each participant (if more than one) in fiction, playwriting, or poetry in lieu of an abstract. Panel proposals should include presenter bios, both panel and presentation titles, and a description of each presentation, including titles. Workshop proposals should include workshop leader bio, workshop description, including genre, and ideal number of attendees.
In keeping with its mission to promote Arab American arts and mentor writers of all ages, RAWI especially encourages proposals for creative writing workshops. The conference will also feature various literary and dramatic performances, cultural exhibitions, and critical panels.
We invite all members of the Arab American community and our friends and allies to join together in spirit and conversation to celebrate and nurture Arab American literature, art, and culture.
Proposals will be accepted on a competitive basis. Please send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting paper, performance, or panel abstracts has been extended to April 21, 2014.
All participants in the conference (presenters, attendees, workshop participants) must register for the conference. Participants are encouraged to register through the RAWI website.
To register for RAWI 2014, visit http://rawi.org/register-member.aspx. Click on “Member Registration” and select “RAWI Fifth National Gathering with Mizna” to register for the conference.
Pre-registration $100 (ends 7/1/2014) On-site registration $150
The conference will take place at Open Book, which houses The Loft Literary Center: 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The Aloft Minneapolis Hotel has blocked off rooms for attendees.
900 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Phone: (612) 455-8400
Use this link for special RAWI rate: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/RAWI
Or call: 866-716-8143
Sponsored by the Loft Literary Center and the McKnight Foundation