Buenos Aires 11-13 April
Escuela de Humanidades UNSAM
This series summons writers who have been imprisoned or persecuted for their writings, or who have used their writing in the interests of social and political liberty. As well as working with writers, we are collaborating with human rights and writers’ organizations such as Amnesty International and, in this case, PEN Argentina. Our aim: to promote debate around fundamental issues of human liberty through the agency of creative and critical writings. The third event in the series will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the National University of San Martín.
AntjieKrog, University of the Western Cape
Luisa Valenzuela, PEN Argentina
Irene ChikiarBauer, PEN Argentina
Writing Abuse Poets
Cristian Alarcón, UNSAM
María Laura Spoturno UNLP
This will be the third Writing for Liberty Conference. Its aim will be to build upon and extend the dynamic debates and discussions begun during the first WFL Conference, hosted by Lancaster’s Centre for Transcultural Writing and the second in Cape Town. Once again it will seek to promote debate around fundamental issues of human liberty through the agency of creative and critical writings. We are now requesting academic papers and new creative writings for reading and performance. The Writing for Liberty Conference will last three days and will focus on the relationship between forms of creative writing and questions of personal, artistic, social, and political liberty. Contributions may refer to any period in history and to any social, political or cultural context, though our main emphasis will be on contemporary writing practice and critical/theoretical response.
Proposals should include a 200 word abstract (for academic papers) or summary (for creative contributions) and a 100 word bio of the contributors. Panel/Session proposals should include the panel/session title, abstracts or summaries and bios for all presenters. Presenters will be invited to speak for 20 minutes.
Email your proposal to [email protected] by January 15th 2019.
Irene Chikiar Bauer
Meg Van Der Merwe
Laura dos Santos
(This fee includes light lunches and coffee or tea/biscuits during the conference. It does not include accommodation or airport transfers)
|Up to 4/2/19||Up to 1/3/19||Up to 15/3/19|
|EU/UK/US delegate fee||£270.-||£ 300.-||£ 350.-|
|EU/UK/US student delegate fee||£70||£ 80.-||£ 100.-|
|Rest of the World delegate fee||£50||£ 60.-||£ 80.-|
|Rest of the World student fee||£25||£ 35.-||£ 45.-|
Please note that registration will not be processed until payment is received. Payment is done through our website UNSAM by credit card.
The Writing for Liberty 2019 team