Literary Salon

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The Caribbean Studies Association invites members attending the 2018 Conference to present written, original creative work or oral, dramatic performances as part of the conference’s Literary Salon, which aims to foster ways to increase the presence of the least heard voices in the academic world. Original creative work includes, but is not limited to, poetry, short fiction, short creative non-fiction, an excerpt from a longer piece. Dramatic performance includes, but is not limited to, spoken-word poetry and dramatic readings.

The Literary Salon Committee is particularly interested in pieces that explore any aspect of the conference’s theme: Education, Culture and Emancipatory thought in the Caribbean

All proposals must be sent electronically to the email address below. The deadline for proposals is 1st March 2018. Accepted presenters will be notified by 15th March, 2018. Each presenter will have 10 minutes to present their creative work.

To be considered for the Literary Salon please send your proposal and the following information, via this link:

  • Last name, email, institutional affiliation, position in the institution.
  • Brief bio (3 sentences or less)
  • Descriptive summary of the creative presentation (150 words), or a fragment of the work (150 words)

For any questions about the Literary Salon please write “QUESTION: Literary Salon” in the email’s subject line and send email to: