Submit your proposal online here: BCTELA Conference Proposal


Conference theme: Evoking Harmony: Joy & Inspiration Through Convergence

Keynote speaker: Danny Ramadan

Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate.

His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won multiple awards. His children’s Book Salma the Syrian Chef, continues to receive accolades. Both books were translated to multiple languages.

His short stories and essays appeared in publications across North America and Europe. (

Conference Date: Oct 21, 2022
Proposal deadline: April 2, 2022 (contact us regarding extensions)

Submit your proposal online here: BCTELA Conference Proposal

We are currently planning for a hybrid conference, with the majority of workshops taking place in-person. If necessary, we will pivot to an online conference, as we have done the past two years.

Please note: membership in BCTELA is required in order to present at the conference. Presenters can pay their annual membership fee at registration, and the remaining conference fees will be waived by BCTELA in gratitude.

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