Women and Words

Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2750

Abstract:  WOMEN AND WORLD/LES FEMMES ET LES MOTS is a country-wide confernece to be held in Vancouver from June 30 to July 3, 1983. It will be a meeting of women working with written word in both traditional and alternative frameworks. Particpants will include writers, editors publishers, critics, printers, typesetters, academics, playwrites, librarians, distributors, booksellers, translators, and educational and cultural organizers. The conference is being organized by the West Coast Women and Words Society. One of the intentions of the Society in organizing the conference is to establish a network of supoort among Canadian women who are involved in such endeavors.

WOMEN AND WORDS/LES FEMMES ET LES MOTS will feature presentations of papers, panel discussions, workshops and interviews relevant to such themes as: feminism, power and alternative structures doing it (i.e. developing work strategies), traditions and new directions.

The conference will provide a forum for women to celebrate their strenghts, discuss their differences and exchange skills and knowledge. The organizers hope that it will provide an opporutnity for cross-cultural exchange among women from Quebec, as well as Native and ethnic women from each of the provinces and territories.

In addition to organizing this conference, the West Coast Women and Word Society is currently compiling an antholoy of previously unpublished prose, poetry, critical work and short one-act plays, to be published in the fall of 1983.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.
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