Welcome to the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association

The CWWA invites colleagues with academic interests in contemporary women’s writing in all genres to join this network. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as post-1970. We welcome input from academics, post-graduate students, writers and performers, publishers and reading groups. CWWA is a Special Interest Group of the English Association.

NEWS: Registration and Programme for CWW Poetry Conference (5th April, Hastings)

NEWS: Call: Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize 2019

NEWS: Writing Wrongs 2018 Conference: Registration Open

NEWS: REF 2021 Nominations


Aims of the CWWA

  • to act as an international focus for this exciting and expanding area of contemporary writing
  • to encourage the academic study of contemporary women’s writing and its interdisciplinary focus
  • to host regular conferences on contemporary women’s writing
  • to enable links between academics, writers and publishers
  • to facilitate online contacts and information sharing
  • to act as a resource for postgraduate students