We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.

We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet (2017). Details regarding our second keynote will be released soon.

Orientations will feature a screening of Nature in Mind (2017) by poet Jo Dixon, an important short film that examines mental health through the lens of Nottinghamshire allotments. Complementing this, the conference will close with a reading from poet Aly Stoneman. Aly writes about landscapes, journeys and myths, is the Poetry Editor at LeftLion magazine and has been poet-in-residence for Lyric Lounge (2011) and The Observatory (2016-17).

Conference registration will open in early 2018. Conference fees will be £5, with money going towards travel bursaries. If you wish to attend, but are unable to afford the conference fee, email our organisers and we will discretely waive the fee.

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