Social Change, Now Being written,performed,coded,designed,enacted.
Writing for Social Change 2016 @ Utah Valley University
Doug Fabrizio | Keynote Speaker
Commentator and Host of RadioWest
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in
1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour
conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation
for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai
Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu.
He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's
Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah
Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences.
Poet & Radio Host
Scott Poole is the author of three books of poetry, The Cheap Seats, Hiding from Salesmen,
and The Sliding Glass Door. He is the house poet for Live Wire!, a weekly
radio variety show on Oregon Public Broadcasting that airs
throughout the Pacific Northwest and 35 stations across the U.S. He was the founding
director of Wordstock, the Portland, Oregon, book festival. The audio book of
The Sliding Glass Door was released in the spring of 2012.
Submission Deadline: September 30th
The conference accepts a wide variety of topics that all deal with the power of writing, language, and performance
to change the world. Below are a few of the topics presented on last year to give you an idea of the variety and
scope of our proceedings.
- Technologies of Social Change
- Public Health Issues
- Change in the Legal System
- Mental Health Issues
- LGBQT Issues and Awareness
- Media Representations of Race and Gender
- The University and Educational Reform
- Religion and Social Change
- Analysis of Literary Texts from a Social Change Perspective
Please use the form below to submit your proposal. Note, fields with a red astrix are required.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, just off I-15 and approximately 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
From I-15 North or South bound, follow these directions:
- Take University Parkway (Exit 272) and head east
- Turn left into campus at the first light on University Parkway (Sandhill Rd.)
- Turn right at the roundabout onto College Drive.
- Signs are posted directing you to the visitor parking lots.
Download a campus map here
Utah Valley University
800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
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