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Originally published: 2013-06-12 17:05:53
Last modified: 2013-06-12 17:06:38

Boone resident is chairwoman for creative writing for Pop Culture Association

Lisa Muir, an English instructor at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, has been named national chairwoman for creative writing-fiction at the annual conference held by the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association.

 A few thousand scholars and enthusiasts who study popular culture gather at this four-day conference each year.

"We are excited about this conference each year because creative minds gather to share ideas in nifty places like New Orleans, San Diego, Boston, San Antonio and next year in Chicago," said Muir, a Boone resident. "PCA/ACA and the national conference provide a unique opportunity for scholarly exchange for anyone involved in the study of pop and American culture."

Prior to the conference, which is held in early spring, writers from around the country and world will submit their works to Muir for selection and placement on one of six panels. At academic conferences, each panel consists of four presenters. Each panel member presents for approximately 20 minutes, after which there is some time for discussion and questions. 

"It is an honor to be named to this position. And, it is an exciting opportunity for me to take an active role in the organization," she said. "I hope to do both the organization and WCC proud."


The mission of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is to promote the study of popular culture throughout the world through the establishment and promotion of conferences, publications, and discussion. 

Aiding the PCA/ACA in the goal is the PCA/ACA Endowment, which offers support for scholars and scholarship.

The PCA/ACA actively tries to identify and recruit new areas of scholarly exploration and to be open to new and innovative ideas. PCA/ACA is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary.