2019 Conference

4th Annual Creative Writing Studies Conference

“Innovative Pedagogies in Creative Writing”

March 4, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Call for Proposals + Conference Details

  • Call for Proposals
  • Mini-Conference Details
  • Fall 2020 Annual Conference Announced

Greetings Creative Writing Scholars!

As you make your AWP ‘20 plans, add Creative Writing Studies to your calendar for March, and look ahead to the return of our fall conference next October. 

After three successful conferences in North Carolina, we are moving the conference location, first to Texas to coincide with AWP ’20, then to Ohio. It has always been our intention to hold the conference in different areas throughout the country to help provide access to more of our members throughout the country, and we are thrilled to begin this transition with our fourth conference event.  

CFP: San Antonio Mini-Conference

We are now accepting proposals for the 2020 Creative Writing Studies Mini-Conference (CWSC) on March 4, 2020 in San Antonio at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Arrive in San Antonio early to present at and attend this free conference. Join us Wednesday morning and afternoon for an intimate, rewarding symposium exploring innovative pedagogies in Creative Writing.

Click here to submit a proposal now!

Follow the link to read more about the conference theme and submission guidelines. Please share widely with interested colleagues and students!

San Antonio Mini-Conference


This mini-conference offers us a special opportunity to reach a wider audience of those already attending AWP and facilitate dynamic conversations about the relationship between art and research, practice and theory, Creative Writing and Creative Writing Studies. 

We are hopeful that this event will prove convenient for our members in multiple ways. If you are already planning to attend the AWP Conference in San Antonio, consider coming early and attending both. We also hope this arrangement helps people with different funding strategies.

This symposium will take the place of our traditional fall ‘19 meeting as the 4th annual conference. In the fall of 2020, we will continue to our traditional October conference schedule. 

5th Annual Creative Writing Studies Conference

The 5th annual Creative Writing Studies Conference will return to our usual multi-day event structure (with a conference fee and some meals provided) and will be held Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11, 2020 (Friday afternoon through Sunday midday) at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. 

Stay Connected

Interested in either or both conferences? For more updates, connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. Email me at chair@creativewritingstudies.com with specific questions.

All conference attendees including presenters must be current CWSO members. To become a member, click here.