2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will take place May 6 – 7, 2016, on the UO campus and at downtown Eugene Public Library. “Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration & Transition” will feature American Book Award winner Reyna Grande as the keynote author, along with Ariel Gore, Chris Scofield, Miriam Gershow, and others.
2015 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium took place May 7 – 9, 2015, on the UO campus and at downtown Eugene Public Library. “Our Daily Bread: Women’s Stories of Food and Resilience” featured Diana Abu-Jaber as the keynote author.
Photos by Robert Hill Long
2014 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium Took place May 1 -3 on the UO campus and at the Eugene Downtown Library. Keynote writer: Karen Joy Fowler (We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves; The Jane Austen Book Club)
The CSWS Women Writers Project organized the 2013 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium, Common Ground: Land, Language, Story (May 9 – 11, 2013). More than 250 people attended this event, which took place over three days on the University of Oregon campus and at the Eugene Downtown Library. Photographs in this slideshow of the Saturday panel and workshops were taken by poet Robert Hill Long, two-time NEA grant awardee.
This CSWS special project migrated from being a research interest group and is aimed toward exploring local, regional, and university collaborations, most notably a women writers conference. The Women Writers Project 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 group also organized MemoirFest, the first annual CSWS Women Writers Symposium, held May 12, 2012. Photographs in this slideshow were taken by poet Robert Hill Long, two-time NEA grant awardee.
- Alice Evans, CSWS Research Dissemination Specialist
- Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor, Japanese Literature & Film (EALL)
- Barbara Corrado Pope, Professor Emerita, Women’s and Gender Studies
- Brandy Teel, Engagement & Opportunities Manager, UO Graduate School
- Lauren Kessler, Professor, School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC)
- Linda Long, Associate Professor, Manuscripts Librarian, UO Libraries
- Miriam Gershow, Senior Instructor, Department of English (UO Today interview)
- Mary E. Wood, Professor, Department of English
- Robert Hill Long, Poet; Adjunct Research Assistant/Anthropology
- Ursula Crawford, Editor & Journalist, UO alumna