Nature and Environmental Writers - College and University Educators (NEW-CUE), a non-profit, environmental education organization based in Washington, D.C., invites submissions for possible presentation at the Second Annual Writers' Conference and Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson, June 11-14, 2002 in Boothbay, ME.
New and established writers, instructors, and practitioners are encouraged to send examples of their work: essays, poems, children's literature and selections from fiction and journalism, illustrating contemporary environmental issues as well as those raised by Rachel Carson who blended science with a lyrical appreciation of nature. The 2002 Conference/Workshop will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, and Bill McKibben is scheduled to deliver the Keynote Address.
The event will be both a scholarly and a social occasion, and we welcome submissions that represent a 15-minute reading by the author during one of the daily concurrent sessions. In addition to presentations by Bill McKibben and other featured speakers who will read from their work, the schedule will include time to informally discuss the work that was accepted for presentation and a chance to meet with publishers during a round-table discussion. Further information about the event and photos from the 2001 Conference Workshop can be found on the organization's website below.
Please submit if your work will add to the discussion of the following topics:
the timelessness and constancy of all things within the web of creation
informing and empowering public involvement in environmental matters
conservation of the natural world
the integration of natural science with creative writing
green forbears: the history of environmental ideas
the intersection of science with emotion; reason with compassion
the demystification and illumination of science for the general reader
description and understanding of the ordinary as well as the spectacular in nature
love of the sea and the creatures both large and small that live within it
advocacy for wilderness preservation
reverence for life in all its forms
weaving history, science and literature
corporate conservation initiatives
cultivating a sense of wonder among children and adults as an emotional response to the living world
Submissions should include a cover page with the author's full name, institutional or organizational affiliation (if applicable), and contact information including mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address. Writing samples should be typed and no longer than three pages, with the author's name included on each page. Presenters will need to register for the Conference/Workshop, and the event is limited to 100 participants.
Please send surface mail, fax or e-mail before January 15, 2002 to the address below.
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