Affiliated Symposia

In addition to our biennial conference we sponsor smaller regional symposia in our non-conference years. If you would like ASLE to sponsor a regional conference or symposium, please see our Proposal Guidelines. To find out more about past US and international events, see our Off-Year Symposia Archives.

ASLE is sponsoring two events in 2014:

Writing in Place: A Summer Writers’ Workshop

Place, Nature, Food, and Culture

June 9-20, 2014
Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT


Three members of ASLE participated with a number of others in this 2-week writers’ workshop, which brought together leading writers, teachers, and environmental thinkers to explore resonances between place, nature, food, and culture in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Participants worked alongside Workshop faculty–including John Elder, Clare Walker Leslie, Rowan Jacobsen, and Ginger Strand–while crafting their own creative non-fiction, narrative, memoir, journal, or other genre.  They could draw on the expertise of the faculty, the group, and capitalize on the place-rootedness of Sterling College’s rural setting.

Towards Ecocultural Ethics: Recent Trends and Future Directions

October 9-11, 2014
Goa, India

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, India is organising an International Conference on “Towards Ecocultural Ethics: Recent Trends and Future Directions” on 09, 10, 11 October 2014 at K.K. Birla Goa Campus. The conference is organised in collaboration with The Department of Philosophy, Goa University and is sponsored by Association for the Study of Literature and Environment.  The same organizers in Goa were instrumental in putting on the highly successful TEFF (Tinai Eco-Film Festival) last year; for information see

Deadline for Abstract and Registration form Submission: 15 May 2014

For more details and full CFP, please see the website at:

ASLE members planning to travel from other countries to this conference should be in direct contact with the organizers regarding assistance with registration fee and accommodation.  Contact email for questions and submissions is