Hands On Festival Call for Papers, Panels, and Readings 2014


(Panels, Readings & Papers)

Hands On Literary Festival and Masquerade Ball 2014

New Orleans, LA


Burlesque Press announces its second annual Literary Festival,

with Keynote Speakers Joy Castro and Lee Gutkind!


December 28, 2014 to December 31, 2014 at the Maison St Charles, New Orleans, Louisiana

Burlesque Press seeks to bring writers, readers, teachers and students together in an egalitarian format for the discussion of literature and writing. It will provide a supportive environment for writers and readers of all ages and levels to interact, share work, and discuss issues critical to creative writing, publication, creative pedagogy, and contemporary literature.  We also seek to provide a vibrant atmosphere for editors, agents, and other publishers to discover new talent.

This year’s festival theme is Silver & Gold: Wealth and Economics in Creative Writing and Literature. The Masquerade Ball will also have a silver and gold theme.  Presentations are, however, invited on any aspect of creative writing and contemporary literature.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Economics in Literature
The role of wealth in fairy tales
The use of “rags to riches” plot devices
Creative Writing Pedagogical Issues
Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom
Analyses of Contemporary Literature
Contemporary Author Spotlights
Southern Literature Past, Present, and Future
YA, Fantasy, Crime Fiction, and Sci-Fi
Online and Traditional Publishing
The Current and/or Future State of Publishing
Individual or Group Readings of Creative Work

Students at all collegiate levels are invited and encouraged to submit proposals.

We will also feature a book section where presenters, local publishers, small presses and others are welcome to display their work. Contact burlesquepressllc@gmail.com for more information.

To submit, include a brief description of your proposed panel, reading, or paper in a word document along with the names of fellow presenters or panelists and submit it free via Submittable here.  The deadline to submit a proposal is September 15, 2014.  However, we will consider proposals on a case-by-case basis until December.

To register for the conference, or to learn more about the Hands On Literary Festival and Masquerade Ball, or for any and all inquiries about the conference, please visit our website http://www.burlesquepressllc.com or contact the director of Burlesque Press, Jennifer Stewart at burlesquepressllc@gmail.com.

To propose a panel, reading, or paper for the festival, click here.

To register for the conference, please click here.