The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts, Center for Women's Studies, and Council for Women's Concerns are pleased to announce a national conference entitled Women and Creativity 2004: Examining the Past, Composing the Future to be held October 13-15, 2004, at WVU in Morgantown, West Virginia.
We are seeking proposals for concurrent sessions focused on issues of women in the arts, pedagogy related to the arts, creative writing, and visual and performing arts. We welcome proposals from visual and performing artists, faculty, and students. Presentations may be in the form of :
Proposals should include a 500-word description of the proposed session, plus a 2-page c.v. for each presenter in the session. The c.v. should include snail mail and e-mail addresses, plus phone and fax numbers for each presenter. Single papers will be accepted, as well as complete panels; those submitting panels must indicate the contact person for that session, if accepted. Also, please include a list of a-v equipment needed for the proposed session.
A NOTE CONCERNING HONORARIA. At WVU, we want to create a tradition of using educational conference sessions as a platform for innovation in the field of women and creativity. We look for contributors who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit of networking, a purpose for which this conference was founded.
Presenters will be notified by no later than February 1, 2004. All presenters must register for the conference.
In addition to these sessions, conference plans include the opportunity to visit local galleries, a keynote address by Libby Larsen, a symphony orchestra concert of works by women composers, a theater production related to women's issues or by a woman playwright, sessions by West Virginia women writers, and a session on women's creativity presented by interpreters at nearby historic sites.
Morgantown is located 80 miles south of Pittsburgh and 200 miles west of Washington, D.C. Air service is available on USAirways Express via Pittsburgh. The conference concludes on Friday, but there will be opportunities on Saturday to explore nearby historic sites, visit with local artists, visit some of the town's art galleries, or explore the West Virginia mountains at the height of the fall colors.
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