CASLL holds a lively, participatory, and informal yearly gathering — the defining event for the organization.

  • NOTE: The Call for Proposals for Inkshed 31 is now available. The conference will be held in Ottawa, Thursday, May 28, 2015. We invite members to bring their creative, administrative, public, and academic writing projects to a specially-created website to develop them, and then to the conference to get feedback on them. One month before the face-to-face conference, we’ll open up a website called “The Game of Writing,” developed at the University of Alberta. In this online environment, we’ll encourage Inkshedders to draft, exchange ideas, comment, and post their work. The writing done on the site will form the basis for the face-to-face conference: it will be presented, workshopped, and responded to with the assumption that the attendees will have seen earlier versions of the work on the Game of Writing website.
  • Inkshed 30, on the theme “Taking Risks in Writing, Research and Teaching,” took place at St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo from  May 27 (evening) to May 29, 2014. The conference program is online, with detailed session descriptions also available. See also the announcement of Vershawn Young as keynote speaker. General information and directions for online registration are available here. To stay in the residence attached to the college, use this link:, and enter “Inkshed 30″ to answer the question “Why are you visiting campus?”
  • Inkshed 29 was held in Vancouver from June 4 to 6, 2013, to explore and experience “Collaboration Revisited.”  The final conference program is now online, as is the page of practical information about arrangements for it.