Transportation Information for SSAWW Conference 2015

Directions to the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel from the train station, airport, bus station, or the interstate:

http://www.sheratonphiladelphiasocietyhill.com/society-hill-hotel-directions

Ground Transportation to and from Philadelphia International Airport:

http://www.phl.org/passengerinfo/transportationservices/Pages/transport_default.aspx

Taxi to/from airport/hotel: Approximately $32 (not including gratuity)

Taxi-specific information is available here:

http://www.philapark.org/taxicab-tariffs/

Public transit to/from airport/hotel: Approximately $8.75 (cash only; plan your trip here: http://www.septa.org/)

Lady Liberty Shuttle: $10 per person each way. More information here: http://www.ladylibertyshuttle.com/?page_id=8

Parking:

Limited valet parking available at hotel: Approximately $36 per day (plus 22.5% tax; rates are subject to change)

 There are several parking garages near the hotel that are less expensive. The closest is a Philadelphia Parking Authority lot: 125 S 2nd Street (.1 mile from the Sheraton Society Hill – a 3 minute walk); more information is available through the “Locator” tab at: http://www.philapark.org

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SSAWW 2015 Conference Reminder of Early Registration deadline and Hotel Update

The deadline for early registration for the conference is July 31s

registration site:

https://uw-whitewater-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=FULLREG&eventid=5836   (corrected)

Hotel rooms for Wednesday (especially) and Saturday night are very limited, but there are still lots of rooms remaining for Thursday and Friday nights at the conference rate. On the link to hotel registration, a note in red comes up if any one of the nights is sold out even if rooms remain available on other nights. We have asked the hotel to try to change this but it is part of their system to send alerts for the entire block. Please note: It is still possible to book rooms for some nights at the conference rate even if this notice is up.

Once our room block sells out for certain nights, rooms may still be available for those nights but at a higher rate, and need to be booked through the regular hotel site or by phone.

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel reservations: SSAWW – Society for the Study of American Women Writers – 2015 C    OR    copy and paste the following link into a web browser: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SSAWWPhilly2015

Phone: SHERATON PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY HILL HOTEL
Phone:(1)(215) 238-6000
Fax:(1)(215) 238-6652

http://www.sheratonphiladelphiasocietyhill.com/

SSAWW 2015 Conference Childcare Subsidy

SSAWW is pleased to offer small childcare subsidies to those conference participants requiring childcare at SSAWW’s 2015 conference. These subsidies ($30) will be available to those whose membership in SSAWW is current, who are registered for the conference (early registration deadline is July 31), and who are presenting at the conference (i.e., on the program). You will receive your checks when you pick up your registration information at the conference.  Checks must be picked up in person at the conference.

Conference Registration site: https://uw-whitewater-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=FULLREG&eventid=5836

We ask that those fortunate enough to have full support from their home institutions decline the reimbursement so that we can offer support to as many people as possible.

To apply, please complete the form below and return it via email to Heidi Hanrahan, Vice President of Membership & Finance, at hhanraha@shepherd.edu. Applications must be received by October 15th.  Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via email.

Name:

Institution:

Paper/Panel Title:

Yes/No: I have registered for the 2015 conference.

Yes/No: My SSAWW membership is current.

Childcare arrangements are up to the individual. SSAWW makes no recommendations. For information purposes, you might like to know that the Sheraton uses Your Other Hands, the only bonded childcare service in the Philadelphia area:

http://www.yourotherhands.com/ or (215) 790-0990. They can be contacted directly.

Proposed SSAWW Edited Collection and Senior Scholar to Write Preface

Call for Proposed SSAWW Edited Collection and Senior Scholar

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A PROPOSED SSAWW EDITED COLLECTION
CALL FOR SENIOR SCHOLAR TO WRITE PREFACE

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is seeking abstracts (250 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on American women writers and liminality for a proposed edited collection. We also seek a senior scholar in the field of American women writers to write the preface to the collection and, if interested, join the team as a co-editor.

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SSAWW 2015 Conference Graduate Student Travel Awards

SSAWW is pleased to support graduate students at our 2015 conference with travel awards. These awards (minimum $50) will be available to those grad students whose membership in SSAWW is current, who are registered by our early registration deadline of July 31, and who are presenting at the conference (i.e., on the program). You will receive your checks when you pick up your registration information at the conference.  Checks must be picked up in person at the conference.

Conference Registration site: https://uw-whitewater-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=FULLREG&eventid=5836

We ask that those fortunate enough to have full support from their home institutions decline the reimbursement so that we can offer support to as many people as possible.

To apply, please complete the form below and return it via email to Heidi Hanrahan, Vice President of Membership & Finance, at hhanraha@shepherd.edu. Applications must be received by August 30. Late applications will not be considered.  Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via email.

Name:

Institution:

Year of graduate studies:

Paper/Panel Title:

Yes/No: I have registered for the 2015 conference.

Yes/No: My SSAWW membership is current.

SSAWW 2015 Conference Graduate Student Travel Awards

SSAWW 2015 Conference – Draft Schedule, and Information on Conference Registration, and Hotel Reservations

Dear SSAWW conference participants,

The draft schedule is now available: SSAWW 2015 Draft Schedule, August 26th

We are in the process of assigning panel chairs, and may be in further touch about chairing. Thanks to those of you who have already indicated a willingness to chair.

We look forward with pleasure to November – to seeing / meeting you in Philadelphia and engaging with the superb on-going scholarship on American women writers.

Here are the conference registration and hotel reservation links.

Conference registration: https://uw-whitewater-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=FULLREG&eventid=5836

Because we are a little behind in posting this information, the deadline for early conference registration has been extended to July 31st. Please be sure to register for the conference before then to receive the lower rate.

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel reservations: SSAWW – Society for the Study of American Women Writers – 2015 C    OR    copy and paste the following link into a web browser: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SSAWWPhilly2015

We also remind you that conference participants must be SSAWW members (please see membership page).

Questions about conference registration can be directed to Beth Lueck (lueckb@uww.edu)

Questions about hotel registration can be directed to Rita Bode (SSAWW2015.submit@gmail.com or rbode@trentu.ca)

Questions about membership can be directed to Heidi Hanrahan (hhanraha@shepherd.edu).

All other queries can be directed to SSAWW2015.submit@gmail.com. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

Please continue to check the website in the coming months for updates: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/ssaww-2015-updates/

We wish you all creative and fulfilling summers.

Rita, Dick, Beth, Miranda, Leslie and Rickie-Ann