2023 CLA Convention


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The CLA Convention COVID-19 Policy from the Registration Form   

The College Language Association cares about member safety; therefore, we are requiring proof of full vaccination in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to register for the 2023 CLA Convention, please submit a copy of your completed vaccine card showing your completed vaccine regimen of Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson. We understand that some members experience medical barriers to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have medical reasons for not receiving the vaccine, please submit a brief explanation, and we'll review that information to determine Convention attendance. Thank you for joining with us to create a safe environment for all CLA members.
2023 CLA Convention Hotel Reservations

 The CLA Convention Rate is $125/night through March 15, 2023. 

Our venue is the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. 


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Jericho Brown

The 2023 College Language Association Convention keynote speaker is Jericho Brown. He is author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection, The Tradition won the Paterson Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in The Bennington ReviewBuzzfeedFencejubilatThe New RepublicThe New York TimesThe New Yorker, The Paris ReviewTIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University.

For more information on Jericho and his work, visit his website at 







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