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NAWE Conference 2018

9-11 November


The NAWE conference explores writing in education in all settings. We welcome presentations and workshop proposals from creative writing tutors working in schools, colleges, community settings and in higher education at any level.

This year’s conference will showcase key outputs from Paper Nations, our Arts Council England strategic partnership.  For the past two years, NAWE and TRACE at Bath Spa University have been collaborating through Paper Nations on a project to investigate good practice and barriers to writing support for young people.  Our research and development has involved a programme of work with young people, parents, educators and writers. Join us to celebrate excellence in writing support for young people.  

The Conference will run from Friday lunchtime through to Sunday midday, with special events on both evenings. All presenters need to register as delegates but benefit from a significant discount.

We’re open to suggestions in terms of presentation format. We welcome practice-based presentations with a preference for proposals that actively engage delegates and give them new insights into the practice of teaching and writing.  

Proposals should include:

  • a brief outline (100 words), exactly as you would wish it to appear in the programme
  • a short biography for all presenters (50 words each)
  • details of any technical requirements (all rooms will be equipped with AV/Powerpoint/laptops/etc)

Your proposal might be a presentation, workshop or shared panel, for any length from 30 mins – 90 mins.  Shorter presentations may be grouped according to focus by the conference organisers.

Submissions via Submittable, by Monday 7 May.

The full programme will be published in July and promoted worldwide. The booking and payment deadline is 9 October.

For details of exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Seraphima Kennedy.

Comments from previous delegates:

"An opportunity to connect with a diverse range of writing and teaching professionals, to share work and ideas, to be inspired!"

"This was one of the friendliest conferences I have ever been to."          

"A chance to update, refresh, and come away enthused."

"It always makes me think more deeply about what I do and how I do it."

"Another great conference! I met some fabulous, talented, interesting people, and heard some incredible work – what more could I ask for?"





Conference Venue 2018

View from the conference venue, the Park Inn by Radisson, York, UK

Overlooking the River Ouse, the Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre is a 3* hotel, a 10 minute walk from York station. It has stunning views of the city centre and York Minster. Amenities include an onsite restaurant, bar, and flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, work desks and complimentary toiletries. Paid parking available.