The SIG Writing Conference 2022

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the SIG Writing 2022 Conference and Research School at Umeå University in Sweden where we will offer not only an amazing conference but also midnight light and midsummer activities!

The SIG Writing Conference is an event that is circled in red on the calendar of every writing researcher. It has a long-standing tradition of being an important meeting place for researchers, teachers and practitioners who are interested in the latest developments and findings in writing research. 2022’s SIG writing Conference, #right2write, will take place in Umeå, Sweden, from 20 to 22 June.

Immediately preceding the conference, we also invite you to attend the Research School “Integrating multiple perspectives on writing” in Umeå from 17 to 19 June 2022. This research school is the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest ideas and methods in writing research, and to discuss your research project with writing research experts.

We hope that, during the days that you attend the SIG Writing Conference, you will also take the opportunity to investigate Umeå and perhaps take a visit to one of the many attractions in the near vicinity.

The university campus is a short walk from the city centre. Umeå Airport is only a 10-minute taxi-trip from the city centre and the conference hotels. There is both an overnight sleeper train from Stockholm, and a number of fast trains daily that take around six hours. 

Important dates that are the same for both the SIG Writing 2022 Conference and Research School:

  • Submission for Proposals opens: June 10, 2021
  • Submission for Proposal closes: October 31, 2021
  • Authors will be notified of the reviews outcome around December 1, 2021

Research School dates: 17-19 June 2022

Conference dates: 20-22 June 2022

We look forward to meeting you in Umeå,

The organising committee, Eva Lindgren, Kirk Sullivan, Carina Hermansson, Maria Levlin, Elisabet Norlin Rehnmark, Nina Vandermeulen & Erika Sturk

Organised by: Umeå University, Department of Language Studies, LITUM