[DWJ] Diana Wynne Jones conference

Amy Harlib aharlib at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 22 16:13:54 EST 2009

aharlib at earthlink.net
Will there be any podcasts for those of us too far away to get there?
Amy, (lifelong DWJ fan from across the 'pond').

Subject: [DWJ] Diana Wynne Jones conference

I hope this shows up okay in people's various browers. If the formatting's
gone awry please let me know! (You can get the same information and more,
however, at www.dwj2009.co.uk)


*Diana Wynne Jones: A Conference*

Date*: 3rd- 5th July, 2009
*Location: *University of the West of England, Bristol.

This is the first conference ever devoted to the work of Diana Wynne Jones,
Britain's foremost writer of speculative fiction. In the last four decades
Jones has produced a huge range of innovative fiction for children and
adults, including the Chrestomanci series and *Howl's Moving Castle*.
Amongst her many awards are the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, two
Mythopoeic Awards, and a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award.

The conference will be held in the University of the West of England in
Bristol, the city where Diana Wynne Jones has lived for over thirty
years.Accommodation will be available at the University. The venue is
accessible, and dietary restrictions can be catered for. Free wireless
internet is available to guests staying at the University. Note that
Continental Airlines offers a non-stop flight from Newark to Bristol.

 Participants include: Susan Ang, Charles Butler, Martha Hixon, Deborah
Kaplan, Farah Mendlesohn, Maria Nikolajeva, Jenny Pausacker, Diane Purkiss,
Teya Rosenberg, David Rudd, Andy Sawyer and Jean Webb.

Keynote Speakers: To Be Announced.

Guest of Honour: *Diana Wynne Jones*

Full Registration (including 2 nights' accommodation):    £200 (waged) 
(full-time student)

Day Rate (including food):

            Friday                  £30 (waged)       £22 (full-time

Saturday              £70 (waged)       £55 (full-time student)

Sunday                £50 (waged)       £37 (full-time student)

For more information, updates, and a registration form, please visit:


Alternatively, contact the organizers:

Farah Mendlesohn (Reader, Middlesex University): farah.sf at gmail.com
Charlie Butler (Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England,
Bristol): charles.hannibal at gmail.com.

Website: www.charlesbutler.co.uk
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