WHAT IS THE MNWE CONFERENCE?
Our annual spring two-day conference usually is held in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, with occasional conferences in Greater Minnesota. We usually have an academic plenary and luncheon keynote on the first day, a creative writing plenary and
luncheon keynote on the second, and many breakout sessions run by several faculty per session on both days. Our breakouts confound the usual conference style by replacing many (if not all) of typical traditional presentations with nontraditional discussions, panels, and interactive events. We place our presenters purposely in smaller groups where we encourage them to offer the new, the untried, the tentative–to explore, ask questions, and precipitate friendly debate.