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AWC 2015 : Annual Writers 2015: Writing in English: Theory, Practice--and Creativity?


When Dec 2, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015
Where Chiang Mai, Thailand
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2015
Notification Due Oct 15, 2015
Final Version Due Dec 5, 2015
Categories    creativity   english   language   teaching

Call For Papers

In Asian Countries, English is seen very much as the language of business, not as the language of expressing their ideas in creative writing piece. Therefore, creative writing skill is a challenge for most non-native speakers of English to master as it not only becomes an arduous task when they need to begin their creative writing piece but the writing process is also more complicated, involving a series of forward and backward movements between the writer’s ideas and the manner of expressing thoughts; both require a high level of their language control as well as creativity.

However, while many recent studies report a number of non-native English students are reluctant to write, or could not ‘tie' their ideas together into a coherent piece, the major trends in teaching writing in EFL/ESL classroom only require the learners to memorise English grammatical rules and grammar-focused writing lessons, leaving very little room for creative writing and the learner’s creativity.

This year, AWC aims to advance the theory and practice of writing pedagogy in second or foreign language environment, and to address concerns regarding writing studies and pedagogies across different contexts and education systems.


We are now accepting proposals for paper presentations, panels, and workshops in relation to the following theme.

Writing in English: Theory, Practice--and Creativity?

Although the name of the conference suggests studies related to writing and writing skill development, we also encourage interdisciplinary studies and discussions of practical experience involving writing skills in relation to speaking & communication.

Authors are invited to submit proposals on topics including, but not limited to:

L2 writing pedagogy
ESL/EFL teaching materials for writing
Evidence-based practices for teaching writing
Forms of written creative expression & assessment criteria
Creativity in writing and/or writing process
Distance mentoring creative writing tasks/activities
Creating a writing community for writers, readers and literary agents
Re-conceptualizing genres / forms of written creative expression
Re-conceptualizing writing assessment criteria and/or standards
Lesser known authors and their writing techniques
Cultural identity in children's literature, films, or picture books
Translation of S.E.A. Write Award and national identity (or lack of)
Creative writing and new forms of publishing
Narrative ideas, author identity and censorship
Collaborations between authors and e-publishers
Digitalization of writing practices and techniques
Writing skills in relation to speaking & communication
Teaching writing to learners of different proficiency levels / specific language disorders
Language and Literacy in Special Children: Development, Assessment, and Intervention
Aging brain & writing skill / writing skill development
Colloquial English / variations of English & possible effects on writing skills

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