2023 CLA Convention



April 5th-8th, 2023
Hosted by Emory University

2023 CLA Convention Registration Form

Reserve Your Hotel Room at the Convention Rate Until March 15th

 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. 


2023 Convention Program: Coming soon!

Virtual Backgrounds/Slide Decks

Special Convention Events

Some of the exciting events at our upcoming 2023 CLA Convention in Atlanta include, Keynote by Jericho Brown, CLA Zumba with Dr. C B. Bailey, Visits to the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory, Silverbell Pavilion, Auburn Avenue Research Library, and The Center for Civil and Human Rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, and the AUC Woodruff Library Host of the CLA Archives.


Keynote Speaker

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 

Additional Documents

President's Letter

Vice President's Letter

Emory University's Letter

Exhibitor/Vendor Information

Exhibitor/Vendor Information and Terms

Exhibitor/Vendor Form