Plenary Speakers are:
For Creative Writing: Kate Clanchy, MBE, award-winning poet and teacher
For Literature: Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Humanities and Human Rights
For Language: a panel of Professor Devyani Sharma, Professor Jennifer Smith and Professor David Adger
Confirmed: Ali Smith reading from her last seasonal quartet novel, Summer.
Salon: David Crystal, Bart Van Es, Priyamvada Gopal, Sandeep Parmar , Barbara Bleiman
Focus on the link between secondary and Higher education
Lots of local involvement
Panels by and for ECAs
Many academic publishers coming
Bursaries available (thanks to English)
The conference will include:
The central venue will be Royal Northern College of Music, with further use of rooms at Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester and Salford University.
The conference is organized by the English Association and University English and supported by the National Association of Writers in Education, the Institute of English Studies and the National Association for the Teaching of English.