2016 Other Words Conference: The Literary Art of Writing Funny

Other Words is coming! We're officially calling for panels for our 2016 conference on November 3-5, 2016 at Flagler College in St. Augustine.   Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2016.


This year's theme is Writing Funny: The Literary Art of Humor. We imagine this to include writing humorous works in all literary genres.  Essentially, our focus is on the intersections and interactions of comedy and literary writing. Let us reiterate that Other Words focuses on writing and not literary criticism. We are not looking for papers and panels as to why an author's work is funny, but how to -create- literary comedy. And, as always, while we prefer proposals related to our theme, we will consider panels that are unrelated. Prefered panel proposals will discuss the craft of writing as opposed to those that feature only panelists doing readings. However, a mix of the two is a good strategy. We strongly recommend a panel proposal which includes at least three panel members as it's difficult to match solo proposals with compatible participants. 

Please submit your ideas using the link below!


Conference Goals


to bring together writers, editors, agents, publishers, book sellers, grant administrators, directors of writers' colonies and retreats, and other interested folk in one place. We'll be talking about the how to of the literary arts: how to write it, make it, sell it, fund it, and nurture it.



to bring together hundreds of the region's literary arts people and form a regional coalition that promotes our mutual literary efforts in as many ways as possible.

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Conference Location

Flagler College, 74 King St., St. Augustine, FL, 32085