並感謝本會資深會員 伊犁文友來函，她收到 Prof Maurice Lee 告知：Short Story Conference 2020
副會長 張鳳 敬上 2019年10月14日
寄件日期: 2019年9月30日 下午 02:26
主旨: Short Story Conference - 2020
I am pleased to inform you that the 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English will be held in Rende, Italy at the University of Calabria. Dr. Mirko Casagrande will be the Co-Director and Dr. Jay Ruud is the Program Coordinator. Dr. Licia Canton, who is responsible for assisting us in getting the venue at the university, is the Conference Advisor. The website is now up and ready for you to submit your abstract, should you be giving a paper. Fees are also listed, and when the university has the staff in place, the link will be open for registration and payment. Please pay attention to the dates for payment as they increase the later one pays. You can access the website at:
www.shortstoryinenglishcalabria2020.com Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. The theme of the conference is Food, Migration, and Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story. Note: The conference is in Rende, Italy, but you will fly into the Lemezia Terme International Airport and take a shuttle to your hotel or B&B; shuttle information will be on the website when the hotels are listed. That should occur by the middle of October. Please note that there are no Uber or Lyft services in this area.
I apologize for this list being so general and I fear that for some of you, this information may be repetitive, but I would rather err on the side of plenty at the moment than not provide you with all the information you need.
The writers' page is now ready for all participating writers to review. Please check your photo, click on the red lettering on your photo and examine the data. Let me know if it is correct. Should you want to update the data, please know that it may be a week or two before that occurs, given the number of writers. Send said updates directly to me.
Some writers may receive this email who have not committed to attend; please let me know if you want to be deleted from this email; if you want to attend and you are not now on the website, please send me an updated biography and a recent photo asap, and I will have it put on the website within a week of receiving it. I apologize if this email has been an intrusion.
Scholars and scholar/writers should go to the "Call For Papers" link and submit your abstract on the submission form. Dr. Ruud will respond and notify you when your abstract has been approved. All abstracts must be approved for you to be on the conference program. Please check the link for information related to presentations, panels, and extended panels. If you have any questions, please contact me directly.
I look forward to seeing you in Italy; this promises to be a wonderful conference and Italy has become an incredible draw for participants.
Thanks for your patience in waiting for the website.
Dr. Maurice A. Lee, Dean
College of Liberal Arts,
Professor, English Department,
University of Central Arkansas, Retired,
420 Esplanade Avenue
Conway, Arkansas 72034-7535
Tel. # 501, 328-9950
Fax.# 501, 328-2145