2014 Annual Conference

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2014 Conference Theme

  The 2014 MCEA conference will be held on October 24 and 25th at Eastern Michigan University. The keynote address will be given by Michigan native and award winning author Bonnie Jo Campbell.

  Her short story collection Women and Other Animals details the lives of extraordinary females in rural and small town Michigan, and it won the AWP prize for short fiction; her story "The Smallest Man in the World" has been awarded a Pushcart Prize. Her novel Q Road investigates the lives of a rural community where development pressures are bringing unwelcome change in the character of the land.

  Her critically-acclaimed short fiction collection American Salvage, which consists of fourteen lush and rowdy stories of folks who are struggling to make sense of the twenty-first century, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction.

  The theme for this year is Voices and Empowerment. Please download the call for papers and conference registration below. Proposals are due by October 18, 2014.  Early submissions are welcome.  Please submit specific proposals to Janet Heller, Program Chair, via email at janetheller@charter.net


Call for Papers for 2014 MCEA Conference

Registration Form for 2014 MCEA Conference

National Book Award Finalist

Bonnie Jo Cambell

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