Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals for 4th Annual Conference on Writing and Well-Being

to be held at The University of Arizona

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: Monday November 27, 2023

Notice of Acceptance by January 8, 2024

We are pleased to announce the following call for proposals for the March 2024 Conference on Writing and Well-Being to be held in person in Tucson, Arizona at the University of Arizona.

Our conference themes this year are

  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Compassion
  • Playfulness

We are especially interested in proposals that engage in these topics, though we welcome proposals that address “well-being” in education, culture, and society more broadly as well.

Types of proposals:

  • Individual (solo) panel presentation, 20 minutes (we’ll put you together with two other presenters on similar topics).

  • Group panel (ideal if you have two-three fellow presenters with whom you’d like to present; each presenter would have the floor for 15-20 minutes).

  • Roundtable (for larger groups or free-flowing discussion). Ideal if you have a large group.

  • Workshop (highly interactive with main focus on audience participation and discussion; ideal for 1-2 workshop facilitators; keep the focus on the audience and participation).

All sessions will be 75 minutes this year.

Please allow for 15 minutes Q&A with the audience at the end of all sessions.

We encourage you to develop:

  1. A short “elevator pitch” abstract of your proposal around 50 words

  2. A longer form abstract of approximately 250 words (if you’re a little over or under, that is okay; don’t stress too much about word count)