C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference visits UCA

By: Thomas Staab
Office of Media Relations

The University of Central Arkansas’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will host the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference on Friday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 4.

The C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference was established in 2017 to honor C.D. Wright, a native of Arkansas and an internationally renowned poet. Women writers of all levels and genres are encouraged to attend and learn from one another.

The conference will begin Friday, Nov. 3, with registration starting at 5:00 p.m. and a keynote presentation by Rebecca Gayle Howell, along with a reception, will follow at 6:00 p.m. The conference will be held in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom and this event is free and open to the public. 

Rebecca Gayle Howell is a poet, essayist and translator and has published two books of poetry; American Purgatory and Render: An Apocalypse. She also works as an assistant professor of poetry and translation in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas, while additionally serving as the poetry editor for Oxford American and has written several award-winning librettos. 

On Saturday, Nov. 4, a variety of features, including diverse panels, presentations, readings and workshops will take place in McCastlain Hall. The day will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and end with a closing reception at 5:00 p.m. 

Attendance to these Saturday events requires registration, which can be found using this link: https://events.blackthorn.io/en/1I2LTNb7/cd-wright-women-writers-conference-2023-5a4w8W1QoSf/overview

The registration fee is $135 and includes lunch on Saturday, as well as an evening reception on both Friday and Saturday nights.

In addition to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, this event is supported in part by the UCA Artist-in-Residence series.

For inquiries, please contact Sable Greer at sgreer4@uca.edu or 501-450-3293.