Melville Room, University of Glasgow, 11th and 12th June 2010
Determining Form is an international two-day conference being held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th June 2010. The conference will provide writers and researchers across varying disciplines an opportunity to discuss a range of topics relating to contemporary creative non-fiction.
Creative non-fiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including biography, autobiography, travel writing, memoir, journalism and essay writing. Determining Form is interested in how these genres allow authors to investigate literary spaces with a focus on the journey rather than the destination, facilitating the exchange of ideas and a writing process that embraces potentiality rather than reinforcing established modes of expression.
Postgraduates and scholars are invited to join us at this unique venue to meet and discuss theories of creative non-fiction, its impact on academia, its history and its future.
Confirmed speakers include:
Kapka Kassabova – Poet, journalist and author of the acclaimed Street Without a Name
Sarah Bakewell – teacher, curator and author of the acclaimed How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
Rodge Glass – teacher, musician and author of Alisdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which won the Somerset Maugham award in 2009.
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