TACWT Conference, September 21-23, 2023
TACWT will hold its next annual gathering in Lubbock, Texas, from September 21-23, 2023. Conference sessions will take place at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech University campus. Recommended lodging has been reserved at the Cotton Court Hotel, with alternate lodging at Staybridge Suites.
A pre-registration conference pass costs $65 for general members ($40 membership is extra) and $35 for student members (membership fee is waived), and it will grant admission to all of the panels--on pedagogy trends and developments--as well as the readings of original poems, stories, and essays written by members. Sessions begin on Thursday, and the conference ends on Saturday after noon. A conference pass also grants admission to all coffee and refreshment breaks. On Friday, September 22, the TACWT dinner will be held at Cagle Steaks and BBQ at 179 and 4th Street (8732 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79416). This dinner is $26. If you want to attend the dinner only, please purchase an "a la carte dinner ticket" on the payment page.
Selected works by presenters will be published in the annual volume of Writing Texas, a journal sponsored by TACWT. To be considered for publication, the works must be previously unpublished and presented at the conference. For more information on the anthology, visit the WT Website.
In order to present at the conference, presenters must pay for their conference pass ($65) and dues ($40 for general members/not required for student members), totaling $105. If you are only attending a session to hear a friend, there is NO CHARGE, but please register (see options below).
To reserve your room at the contracted hotel, call the Cotton Court reservations number at 1-210-220-3054. To secure a discount, mention that you are with the Writers Conference hosted by Texas Tech University.
Register for the conference here.
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If you'd like to join us at this year's TACWT Conference in Lubbock, simply purchase a Conference Pass ($65). You do not have to be a member of TACWT to attend the conference. However, membership with the payment of yearly dues ($40), totalling $105, is required for presenters. Dinner on 9/22 is an additional $26.
If you're a student and you'd like to join us at this year's TACTW Conference, simply purchase a Student Conference Pass ($35). This will cover both your conference pass and your dues.
If you are only attending the dinner at Cagle Steaks and BBQ on Friday night (featuring tba), then only pay for the a la carte dinner ticket below ($26).
To pay for your conference pass and/or membership dues by PayPal (our preferred payment method), see the links below. If you need to pay by check, please mail a check (made out to TACWT) to Treasurer Moumin Quazi at 1015 W Sloan St, Stephenville, TX 76401. Do not send cash.
To reserve your room at the contracted hotel, call the Cotton Court reservations number at 1-210-220-3054. Let them know you're with "Texas Tech University" for the conference rates.
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Conference Pass ($65) (not including membership--see below).
Student Conference Pass (includes membership) ($35).
Special Guests Conference Pass ($0)
September 22 TACWT Dinner-only Pass (at Cagle Steaks and BBQ) ($26)
To become a member of TACWT and pay membership dues via PayPal (either with or without attending the conference), see below.
Become a member ($40)!
Members can enter their students' work in our annual student competitions, and members receive one copy of the organization's yearly anthology: Writing Texas.