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8th Annual UC Writing Program Conference

November 2nd-3rd, 2018 at UC Merced


This year's conference theme is "equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).” We are seeking workshop, panel, roundtable, and poster proposals that address EDI from multiple perspectives.

Proposals should be submitted to no later than September 15th, 2018 for priority consideration. Earlier submissions are appreciated. See the complete Call For Papers here.

Register for the conference here!

Our keynote speaker is Juan Guerra, a Professor of English and Chair of the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. His most recent book, Language, Culture, Identity and Citizenship in College Classrooms and Communities (Routledge/NCTE, 2016), considers the writing classroom in relation to students’ various communities of belonging. His work has appeared in The Norton Book of Composition Studies, The Journal of Advanced Composition, and College English, and he is the co-editor of “Translingual Work in Composition” (January 2016), a special issue of College English. His scholarship more broadly addresses translingualism, transcultural repositioning, and ethnographic methods.

The conference will run on Friday, November 2nd from 8 am till 5 pm; and on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 am till 12 pm. After the conference ends, think about joining us for UndocuAlly training to better understand the needs of our undocumented students OR  join us on a walking tour of the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve, a 6,500 acre conservation area adjoining the campus. Each event is capped at 25 attendees.

Travel and Lodging Information:

A block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott have been reserved for conference attendees. Ask for the "UC Writing Conference" block by calling (209) 725-1221.

Thank you to our sponsors
The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, UC Merced
Office of Undergraduate Education, UC Merced
The Karen Merritt Writing Program, UC Merced
The Office of Campus Climate, UC Merced
Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies Department, UC Merced
Fountainhead Press