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&NOW: Off the Road

Again

We are pleased to announce that we are opening the call for proposals to the 7th &NOW Festival of New Writing: Off the Road to be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder, September 26-28th, 2013.

We encourage all writers to apply. Bring your friends. Come experiment with us!

&HOW

PLEASE SUBMIT Proposals for critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction and poetry readings, staged play readings, rituals, performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and multimedia projects, and intergenre literary work of all kinds. We particularly encourage pieces that promote linguistic and genre transgressions, along with works that promote interdisciplinary explorations and conversations with past, present, or future literary concerns and movements.

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We also welcome roundtable topic submissions--where up to 7 authors and critics offer short opening statements on a particular topic--and then respond to questions from a moderator and from the audience.

Creative contributions should not exceed a 15mn-reading; critical contributions other than the interventions on the panels devoted to the guest speakers' works should ideally last twenty minutes and at any rate not exceed twenty-five minutes.

Submissions from visual artists, musicians and performers welcome. There will be exhibition spaces and breaks for the participants and the public to be able to attend and enjoy the performances.

Further, we strongly encourage groups and individuals from populations normally underrepresented at innovative, avant-garde, and experimental literary arts gatherings.

Proposals can be for individual readings, critical panels, creative panels, and/or roundtable discussions.

Individuals are limited to being a part of TWO separate proposals (panel and/or individual submission), and no individual will participate in more than two panel events, one critical and one creative. Yes, the lines between these may be blurred.

If submitting a group proposal, only one member of the group (the curator/moderator) should submit, but they should include panelist names, plans, and biographical information for all panelists.

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&WOW

Lynne Tillman will give the keynote address.

&WHAT

&NOW is a biennial traveling festival/conference that celebrates writing as a contemporary art in all its forms. Previous festivals have been held at The Sorbonne, UC San Diego, SUNY Buffalo, Chapman University, Lake Forest College and the University of Notre Dame.

&WHO

We are: aesthetic, political, cultural, interpersonal, experimental, conceptual, avant-garde, freaky, hybrid, surfiction, inaccessible, radical, slip-stream, neo-baroque, hyperfeminine, afro-futurist, postmodern, self-conscious, paradiscursive, gimmicky, and most especially at this moment in history "innovative."

Or not. &NOT.

&WHEN

September 26-28th, 2013.
Proposals are due by March 1st deadline extended to APRIL 1st!.

&HUH

Please contact andnow2013@Colorado.EDU with questions.

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