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Chapman University a major sponsor of national writing conference

Chapman University is joining the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, Graywolf Press and several other leading arts organizations as one of the sponsors of the 2016 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Los Angeles March 30 through April 2.

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Author Richard Bausch will be among the Chapman University faculty presenting at the conference for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.

Chapman is a major sponsor of the event this year and will send a large group of MFA students and faculty to participate in the conference where more than 12,000 attendees gather to share ideas, network and learn from today’s leading authors and teachers of writing.

Among the featured presenters will be Richard Bausch, a professor in Chapman’s creative writing program and author of 11 novels and eight collections of stories, including
The Last Good Time
, which was made into a feature-length motion picture, and
, which was awarded the 2010 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize.

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Welcoming attendees to a featured event at a recent AWP conference is Anna Leahy, Ph.D., associate professor at Chapman. Leahy is a member of the AWP board. (Photo courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs)

Other featured presenters include Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Orlean and Jonathan Franzen, among others.

More information about the conference is available at the
association’s website

Featured image at top/Professor and author Jim Blaylock, and creative writing students Robert Matthew Taylor, Kim Kotel and Josh Prichard at last year’s conference with a copy of Chapman’s interactive poetry journal,
Tabula Poetica



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