Call for Submissions: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!

This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more at the conference site.

Volunteers Needed: StoryStudio Chicago Writers Festival

StoryStudio Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with their conference on October 5th and 6th!

It is StoryStudio’s 2nd annual Writers Festival hosted by Columbia College Chicago. Curated by Artistic Director Rebecca Makkai, the two-day Festival features an amazing line-up of authors led by Keynote Speaker Garth Greenwell. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to volunteer time in exchange for free conference attendance around their shifts. 

The conference link is here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/storystudio-writers-festival/

Interested students can contact StoryStudio here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/contact-us/

Queer Revolt LGBTQ+ Studies Conference

QUEER REVOLT, DePaul’s first citywide undergraduate LGBTQ+ Studies conference has been conceived and organized by DePaul undergrads in the LGBTQ Studies program, and will occur on Saturday, May 11th. It will be held on the 3rd floor of the Student Center.

Invited speakers include DePaul LGBTQ Studies Alum and 1st openly LGBTQ Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, and University of Chicago Professor, C. Riley Snorton, author of Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity.

Students can submit individual papers or propose whole panels or roundtables. The deadline for submissions is currently April 10th.

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This website contains the link for the Eventbrite that allows students to submit their work and register for the conference. Check it out! Registration for all participants is $10(plus a $1.94 processing fee).

Writers’ League Manuscript Conference

The Writers’ League of Texas is holding a manuscript contest, with the winners in 10 categories receiving a registration to the 2019 Agents & Editors Conference ($400 value) and a one-on-one consultation with the agent who selected their manuscript as the winner. The conference is June 28-30 in Austin, TX, and brings 20-25 agents and editors to downtown Austin for three days of panels, presentations, and one-on-one consultations. Attendees and agents alike say the conference is one of their favorite events of the year.

The deadline to submit is January 31.

Anyone interested can learn more here: http://www.writersleague.org/109/Manuscript-Contest. Questions about the contest can be directed to the Program Director michael@writersleague.org or to the Contest Coordinator Sara Kocek (sara@writersleague.org).

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference ~ June 17-23 ~ Scholarships available!

http://www.northwoodswriters.org/

Scholarship Application Deadline January 25, 2019

This summer, the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, which prides itself on its award-winning teaching faculty, will offer five intensive week-long workshops, and Terrance Hayes will be our Distinguished Visiting Writer.Peter Orner will lead the fiction workshop. Dustin Parsons will lead the creative non-fiction workshop. Two poetry workshops will be led by Camille Dungy and Ada Limón.  Aimee Nezhukumatathil will lead a workshop exploring hybrid poetry and creative non-fiction.

The conference takes place at Bemidji State University—a small university on a big lake in a small town in northern Minnesota—the perfect place to write and be in the company of others committed to learning and teaching the craft of writing. Join in Monday through Sunday, June 17-23. More information is available at www.northwoodswriters.org.

The Conference Fee is $650 and includes a daily workshop limited to 12 participants, daily craft talks, publishing and editor Q&As, afternoon events, and five conference meals. An Auditor Option is available for $150 and includes all conference amenities and events offered during the week, but does not include participation in a workshop.

$400 scholarships will be awarded toward the workshop fee. Scholarship awards in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are based on need and literary merit and intended to lower financial barriers for writers. There is also a scholarship for Minnesota residents. The deadline is January 25th. There is no application fee. Visit www.northwoodswriters.org/apply/ to learn more.

Recreational activities include boating, biking, hiking, and the campus fitness center, or relax at the beach and picnic among the pines in Diamond Point Park. Explore scenic Lake Bemidji and visit the source of the Mississippi River. Stay on campus within walking distance of all conference activities in the air-conditioned suites of Linden Hall ($220/week per person). Wi-Fi and high speed Internet are standard. This intimate conference is a great opportunity for writers to study their craft and come together in a supportive and enthusiastic community!

Any questions regarding the conference or scholarship opportunities may be addressed to www.writersconference@bemidjistate.edu.