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AWP Conference in New York
Thu 24 Jan 2008
Many NAWE members are looking forward to taking part in AWP's 40th anniversary conference. One change to the programme is the Friday evening event (sponsored by NAWE and Bath Spa University), which will now feature Sue Miller in conversation with Susan Cheever.

A Reading by Sue Miller & Conversation with Susan Cheever.
Sponsored by Bath Spa University Creative Writing Centre and the National Association of Writers in Education.
Friday, February 1, 8-10pm
Metropolitan Ballroom, Sheraton, 2nd Floor

This event replaces the planned reading by A.S. Byatt, who is unfortunately unwell and to whom we send our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Sue Miller is the author of many best-selling novels. While I Was Gone (1999) was selected for Oprah's Book Club Pick in 2000. The Good Mother (1986) was made into a movie starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson. Her other novels include: Family Pictures (1990), For Love (1993), The Distinguished Guest (1995), The World Below (2001), and Lost in the Forest (2005). She has also published a memoir The Story of My Father (2004) and a collection of short stories, Inventing the Abbotts (1987), the title story of which was adapted into a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Curdup, and Jennifer Connelly. Her most recent novel is The Senator's Wife (2008), the story of private life behind public campaigns and the troublesome art of compromise in politics and in marriage. Sue Miller attended the Creative Writing Program at Boston University.

In addition to this major evening event, NAWE is bringing to the New York conference a variety of panels giving a vibrant picture of the UK's literary culture in schools, universities and the wider community.

Panels featuring UK, NAWE writers include:

â?¢ The Transatlantic Writer: Challenges and Strategies
(Tim Liardet, Mairéad Byrne, Anthony Caleshu, Benjamin Markovits, Lytton Smith, Carrie Etter)
Thursday, January 31, 9-10.15am

â?¢ Key Developments in Creative Writing Research
(Graeme Harper, Maggie Butt, Nessa O'Mahony, Jeri Kroll)
Thursday, January 31, 12-1.15pm

â?¢ FCUK: Why the F and What's the Connection?
A look at M(F)A programs on both sides of the Atlantic
(Kathy Flann, Bill Lavender, Michael Stephens, George Green, Michelene Wandor, Andrea Holland)
Thursday, January 31, 1.30-2.45pm

â?¢ WITS International (Writers in the Schools)
(Amy Swauger, Anne Caldwell, Pasha Malla, Franz Andres Morrissey)
Friday, February 1, 9-10.15am

â?¢ Old York, New York
(Paul Munden, Anne Caldwell, Simon Sweeney, Patrick Wildgust, Tim Middleton, Helena Blakemore)
Friday, February 1, 3-4.15pm

â?¢ A Difficult Age - Young Adult Fiction as seen from the UK
(Georgina Lock, David Belbin, Julia Green, Philip Gross)
Friday, February 1, 3-4.15pm

Visit us in New York at the AWP Conference Bookfair (Rhinelander Gallery, 2nd Floor: B30, B31).

NAWE staff will be happy to talk to you about our organization and how you can benefit from its network and resources. We would very much welcome your involvement through:

â?¢ transatlantic teaching collaborations

â?¢ running workshops or giving papers at our annual conference

â?¢ contributing articles to our journal, Writing in Education

Colleagues from various UK universities (as appearing on the panels above) can be contacted via the booth and will have their own resources available.

The latest edition of our journal, Writing in Education, has been produced especially for the conference and is available free from our booth at the Bookfair.

Also available on display and for sale at the New York Bookfair will be a wide range of UK books on creative writing.

If you wish to pre-arrange a meeting, please contact Paul Munden <>.

Rhinelander Gallery is located on the second floor of the Hilton New York, adjacent to Conference Registration.

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