NWWS: Northwest Women Writers Symposium

6th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
2017 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
“Women and Work: Stories of the Great Migration,” featuring Ayana Mathis

  • March 3 Panel with Ayana Mathis: 3:00 – 4:30 pm, JSMA Ford Lecture Hall (light reception at 2:30 pm)
  • March 3 Keynote talk with Ayana Mathis: 6 – 8 pm, Downtown Eugene Public Library

Full Details for NWWS 2017: http://csws.uoregon.edu/nwws2017/

Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis

History of the CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

The Northwest Women Writers Symposium (NWWS) program began as a CSWS Research Interest Group in 2011. It was so successful that it migrated into CSWS Special Project status as the Women Writers Project in 2012, and became integrated into CSWS as an internal program in spring 2014.

The NWWS and Women Writers Program seeks to foster and enhance opportunities for women writers on campus, in the community, and throughout the Pacific Northwest; to bring distinct voices of published women writers to campus; and to support the work of creative writing by bringing together writers from different disciplines. This program is aimed toward exploring local, regional, and university collaborations, most notably through an evolving annual women writers conference. In 2013, CSWS began collaborating with the Eugene Public Library to hold a portion of the symposium in its downtown facility.

Past Symposiums