Past Fall Meetings

Past Fall Meetings

Fall 2018 Works-in-Progress Event

Join us at for the Fall 2018 MidSouth WPA Works-in-Progress Event on Friday, September 28th at Eastern Kentucky University.

This event is a chance for us to share and receive feedback on our myriad works in progress–conference papers, articles, chapters, etc.–in a caring, supportive, and low-stakes environment.

We are planning two sessions: a morning session from 10 am-12 pm, in which presenters from last year’s event share their progress; and an afternoon session from 1 pm-3 pm, during which new presenters can workshop their material.

Registration is free of charge, and Friday lunch and dinner are free of charge. If you’d like to stick around until Saturday, we have some extracurricular events planned as well (see schedule below).

Please watch this space and the WPA Midsouth website ( for additional details.

All best,
Luke Niiler, President, WPA-Midsouth
Anna Knutson, Vice-President, WPA-Midsouth

Date, Time, and Location

The event will be held from 10 am- 3 pm Friday, September 28, at the Noel Studio at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

Registration Information

Registration link. Registration is free of charge.


Hampton Inn for conference rate of $129
1099 Barnes Mill Road
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 626-1002
Mention MSCWPA Conference by August 30

Holiday Inn Express for conference rate of $99
1990 Colby Taylor Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 623-8775
Mention MSCWPA Conference by September 14

Parking Information

Free parking at EKU is available; more information is forthcoming.


Thursday, September 27:

Dinner on your own (for those arriving early)

Suggested restaurants:
Babylon (Greek & Middle Eastern) at 213 W Main Street
Apollo Pizza at 228 S 2nd Street
Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill at 240 Eastern Bypass
Masala Fine Indian Cuisine at 1000 Center Drive
Straight from Texas Barbecue at 306 North Street

Friday, September 28:

Breakfast on your own

  • 10-12: Morning sessions @ Noel Studio
  • 12-1: Lunch provided by Bedford/St. Martin’s
  • 1-3: Afternoon sessions @ Noel Studio
  • Evening: Happy hour@ Dreaming Creek Brewery & Dinner with Caribbean Spice (food truck) provided by Bedford/St. Martin’s


  • Breakfast on your own
  • Possible activities include
    • Hiking at Berea’s Indian Fort/The Pinnacles then exploring Old Town Berea (free)
    • Boone Creek Outdoors
      • Horse Farm Tour: $39
      • Canopy Tour: $89
    • Bluegrass Distillers Tour (downtown Lexington near West Sixth brewing)


Please contact Luke Niiler at lpniiler [at] ua [dot] edu.