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NAWE Conference 2018

** Accommodation for NAWE 2018 is now SOLD OUT ** NEW day and evening tickets just released ** 

The full programme is available to view online, using the buttons to the left of this page. The Conference will run from Friday lunchtime through to Sunday midday, with Stuart Maconie and Jean Sprackland joining as special guests. There are workshops on craft, pedagogy, creative writing in schools, as well as 1-2-1 funding advice and contract vetting sessions. 

All presenters will need to book tickets to attend the event.  A range of pricing options are available, contributors will benefit from a significant discount. Book online or contact admin@nawe.co.uk with any questions. 

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?"


NAWE Conference 2018 

9 - 11 November, Park Inn, York

Call for Proposals

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 to 90 minutes.  Shorter presentations may be grouped according to focus by the conference organizers. 

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 received from those who attended previous conferences:

"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? 

"It was by far the best conference I’ve ever been to and my brain is still buzzing and fizzing with excitement and inspiration."

"wonderfully well organized, and such a pleasure to be at and to meet up with so many good friends"

"It's been the best thing I've done all year. And given me such inspiration to meet so many generous practitioners with ideas and tips in such diverse areas. I've even been writing solidly since I got back too!"

"It made a real difference to where I currently am with things. And it's been wonderful to connect with warm, generous people and the fabulous work that NAWE does."  

"I love the diversity of approaches. I very much enjoyed the Conference and have brought home much food for thought."


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.