NAWE is the UK Subject Association for Creative Writing.  NAWE is now using Submittable for all event and publication proposals and subsequent correspondence. Please register in order to proceed with your submission. 

Important: please click on 'Show Guidelines' within the relevant box and read the guidelines in full before making your submission.

Online, Friday 8th November & Saturday 9th November 2024 (9am to 5pm, both days)

The NAWE Conference is an opportunity for NAWE Members and others to share their various approaches to creative writing and its teaching and facilitation at all levels and in all settings. You are invited to submit proposals for presentations (including academic papers), discussions/seminars or workshops. 


Sessions can be presented by more than one contributor. Presentations or discussions should last no more than 30 minutes. Workshops should last no more than 60 minutes and should be designed for between 15 and 30 participants. 

Please provide a brief (100 word) outline or your presentation, discussion or workshop, exactly as you would wish the session to be described in the programme, plus - in the cover letter - biographical information on all those involved (50 max words each).  If any of the contributors are currently students, please indicate the level of study (i.e. PhD, MA, UG), the title of their course and the institute where they are studying. 


All presentations, if subsequently written up and submitted,  will be further considered for publication in NAWE’s magazine, Writing in Education. Reports of discussions/seminars and description of workshops will also be considered. 


Presentations and discussions will be recorded for access post-Conference for a limited period; by submitting a paper we understand that you agree to this. 


Please note that anyone involved in a presentation, discussion or workshop will need to attend the Conference as a delegate, paying a reduced fee. You can view these fees on the NAWE website:

Proposals should be submitted via Submittable. The deadline for proposals is 31st May 2024 with selection being made by 30th June 2024, and notifications being sent out by Friday 12 July 2024. 

 If you have any queries, please get in touch with 

Submissions open until August 26, 2024.

We invite NAWE members to write on the subject of creative writing in education - in schools, adult education and community settings. We encourage you to think broadly on this topic and address any issue relating to the development of a space for creative writing in the education system. Please note, it is developmental work that we wish to highlight, not self-promotion. It may be useful to think about the kinds of articles most useful to your teaching and practice. 


Please ensure that you have read the submission guidelines, available here.

Submissions that ignore these guidelines may be dismissed.

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