Women Writing and Reading:
Past and Present, Local and Global

Telus Centre
University of Alberta
4-6 May 2007

It's finally here! Please check out our conference programme.

Also, please check out our exciting conference events, including the Blue Pencil Cafe hosted by the Writers Guild of Alberta, and the Women Writing and Reading rare book exhibition, hosted by the Bruce Peel Special Collections library.

This three day conference, being held at the Telus Centre at the University of Alberta, offers a forum for academics and the wider community to discuss issues around the theme of women as writers and readers. The aim of the conference is to explore these issues in the past and present, and in a local and global context. We invite contributions from a wide variety of perspectives - social, literary, artistic, historical, political, economic, scientific, legal, philosophical, and so on. What, why, and how do women read and write? What conditions shape women's reading and writing? What is the relationship between women's reading and writing?

This conference will overlap for one day on Friday, May 4 with Rooms of Their Own: Women in the Knowledge Economy and Society, a Royal Society of Canada conference. Join us for the three day WWR conference only or register for both conferences and receive a discount on registration fees.

On this website you can find more information about local accommodation options, transit choices and convenient dining locations as well as links to maps that will help you navigate the University of Alberta and the city of Edmonton.

If you would like to contact the conference organizers, please email us at wwr2007@ualberta.ca