Kutztown University Composition Conference

This year’s theme, “2020 Vision,” is open to many interpretations. Clarity of vision comes to mind: the act of writing helps us to understand ourselves and our experiences. Writing through a problem or an issue can bring us clarity, too. And of course, the year 2020 is upon us!

We welcome writers & creators seeking clarity on today’s local, national, and global issues. 2020 is an election year: how are you wrestling with current political and social issues as candidates hash out their positions? Contributors might consider the theme in its most physical sense as well--what does it mean to have visual acuity, or to be visually impaired at work, at home, on campus? How can we help those with visual impairments better navigate our campus and the world at large? The KUCC invites writers to submit compositions in any genre, for a variety of audiences, which creatively interpret our theme. What do you think are the greatest challenges, the most promising developments, the most exciting stories awaiting us in 2020?

Be part of our vision, and celebrate student writing at the KUCC! All Kutztown University students who are enrolled in an English Composition, Literature, or Professional Writing course in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 are encouraged to submit course projects to the conference. What’s your vision for the format of your presentation?

  • Talk
  • Reading (paper, poetry, short creative nonfiction, etc.)
  • Poster
  • Roundtable discussion
  • Flash panel of 2-5 minute presentations
  • Video or audio presentation

Your presentation should be between 10 and 15 minutes (with the exception of poster, roundtable, & flash presentations).

To participate, please complete the submission form, also available in the English department office. Attach a brief abstract of your presentation, project, or paper. Submissions may be dropped off in the English Department Office, given to either chair via email (Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek lynchbin@kutztown.edu and Dr. Kathleen Hartman hartman@kutztown.edu), or uploaded online.