Affiliated Symposia

ASLE is pleased to sponsor two events in 2014, please see details below. To find out more about past US and international events, visit our symposia archives.


Writing in Place: A Summer Writers’ Workshop
Place, Nature, Food, and Culture, June 9-20, 2014


This immersive 2-week writers’ workshop draws upon Sterling College’s long history with the Wildbranch Writers’ Workshop to bring together leading writers, teachers, and environmental thinkers and to explore resonances between place, nature, food, and culture in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Thanks in part to a partnership with the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Sterling is proud to be able to bring together some of the leading voices and teachers in environmental writing today. ASLE members are eligible for discounted registration. Read on for more details.

Participants can expect to work 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 that draws on the expertise of the faculty, the group, and capitalizes on the place-rootedness of Sterling College’s rural setting.

Cost is $1,800 ($1,500 for ASLE members) for the two weeks of the workshop. On campus housing and meals are additional.

Application deadline is April 25, 2014. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.  Participants can register anytime using this form:

Sterling College has also extended that discount to ASLE members for all of Sterling's continuing education courses for this summer.  ASLE members may enroll in any of Sterling's 2014 summer continuing education courses (listed here: at a $300 discount. The individual course fees vary, and the ASLE discount cannot be combined with any other Sterling-supported scholarship. Registration form:



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