It’s finally here! From everyone on the staff at the Blue Route and all those in the English & Creative Writing department and beyond, we cannot wait to welcome everyone to Widener to have an awesome FUSE conference!
The theme of the conference this year, “Will You Look at That?” places a focus on aesthetics and its interactions with such topics as individual publications, the process of evaluating submissions, the digital realm, and the community. We’ve got two and a half days packed with panels by student editors from 14 different universities around the country, as well as some awesome special events such as:
- Keynote speaker Lisa Funderburg, the author of Pig Candy, speaking on Thursday afternoon
- Special Presentations by professional editors and Widener faculty, as well as one by Widener students engaged with textual scholarship
- Fun evening activities like an Open Mic hosted by the English Club and a concert by Smart Barker (rock-n-roll with a literary twist)
- A Saturday morning excursion to the Brandywine River Museum to finish out the conference
Remember to take tons of pictures and hashtag everything with #FUSE15 on social media so we can live tweet the conference!
It’s going to be the best FUSE conference yet…see you soon!
Written by Emma Irving