Louisiana Association for
November 14-15, 2008
Registration and Call for Papers
Writing from the Center
8100 Highway 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302-9121
Museum of Art
933 Main Street
Alexandria, LA 71302
Alexander Fulton Hotel and Convention Center
701 4th Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Dr. Scott Russell Sanders
Distinguished Professor of English, Indiana University
Call for Proposals and Registration Information for
LACC Conference 2008
Alexandria, Louisiana — November 14-15, 2008
"Writing from the Center"
speaker: Scott Russell Sanders, Distinguished Professor of English,
Indiana University, author of Writing from the Center and other works
of fiction and nonfiction, including novels, stories, children’s books
conference committee invites
250-word proposals for 15- to 20-minute individual presentations and 3-
to 4-member panels on the theme of “Writing from the Center” that might
touch on the following topics:
• Where does good writing come from and
where does it go?
• Mainstream versus periphery or
• The Web as a centering or de-centering
• Writing Centers: development and
• Writing as therapy: boundaries in the
• Techniques for “centering” (yoga,
meditation, etc.) and their relation to writing
• Technical and professional writing’s
place in the academy
• Elementary, middle, and secondary
education writing pedagogy
• Making the most of regional resources:
archives, local history, oral history, etc.
• Creative writing, especially creative
nonfiction, the essay and children’s literature
• Dual enrollment programs in Louisiana
colleges and high schools
• Other issues that encourage excellence
in the teaching and study of writing
Discussion 1—Dual Enrollment: The Early Start dual enrollment program
in Louisiana focuses on offering college courses in high school
settings. We invite secondary teachers, college instructors, and
administrators to discuss the promises, challenges, and results of this
Roundtable Discussion 2—Writing
Centers: A vital campus writing center indicates that a school takes
writing seriously. What do writing centers look like? Whom do they
serve? How do they reach out to serve their clientele? We invite
panelists to explore the centrality of writing centers.
must include your name, email and mailing address, institutional
affiliation, presentation title, one-page (250-word) abstract, and
anticipated technology needs. Proposals must be
October 1, 2008. Please send as an email attachment in Word or RTF
(rich text format) to email@example.com.
Note: The deadline for
submissions has been extended to October 21, 2008!
Fulltime faculty: $80. Part-time faculty, graduate students, and
secondary teachers: $40.
(Registration postmarked after October 21 is $90 for fulltime faculty,
$50 for others.)
cost of registration includes LACC
membership, Friday luncheon with
plenary speaker, wine and cheese reading, reception and book-signing
for Scott Russell Sanders at the Alexandria Museum of Art, and a
subscription to the Journal of
Send check payable to “LACC” to:
Dr. Richard Collins
Chair, LACC Conference 2008
Chair, Department of Arts, English & Humanities
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
8100 Highway 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302-9141
All presenters must be registered for the conference by October 21.
Membership and conference registration
materials available online.
Alexander Fulton Hotel and Convention Center is just steps
Alexandria Museum of Art, the site of Friday evening’s and
• $70: Singles
(1 person, 1 bed); doubles (2 persons, 1 bed); double/doubles (2
persons, 2 beds); triples (3 persons, 2 beds), and quads (4 persons, 2
• $110: One-bedroom suite.
at these rates for Thursday, Nov 13, and Friday, Nov 14, can be made by
contacting the Alexander Fulton Hotel, 701 Fourth Street, Alexandria,
LA 71301. Phone: 318-442-9000. FAX: 318-442-0509.
Identify yourself as attending the LACC
conference at LSUA by October 21.
Shuttle service to the LSUA campus is available for Friday’s events on
the LSUA campus.
Last Modified: October 1, 2008
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