The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, from April 21-23, 2016.  Featured guests include Barry Lopez, David James Duncan, Robert Michael Pyle, James Warren, Toni Jensen, Kurt Caswell, and John Lane.

We invite proposals for individual presentations and panels that engage with the work(s) of any of the writers whose work the collection holds.  Scholarly and creative submissions from multiple disciplines are also welcome.

Proceedings from the Sowell Conference 2016 will be included in the spring 2017 issue of Archivation Exploration, TTU Libraries’ new online journal.  Our first issue will be launched in April 2016.

For individual submissions, please include a 250-word abstract, your full name, affiliation, contact information, and A/V requests.  Proposals for panels (three presenters) must include an abstract and all the above information for all presenters.  The deadline for all submissions is March 16, 2016.

Submit abstracts to Diane Warner  at Diane dot Warner