The Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA) is an academic association committed to exploring the critical, activist, pedagogical, and therapeutic applications of literature and story.

CALA is open to scholars and practitioners from any discipline, including but not limited to literature, Indigenous studies, social work, psychology, and education. Members of CALA meet at an annual conference to share their practical and theoretical work on applied literature.

CALA officially came into being as an association in 2011. Prior to that it existed through the Association of Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature (ABAL), founded in 1990.

CALL FOR PAPERS – University of Calgary, May 29-30, 2016

Executive

Michelle Coupal

ABAL Past-President
June 2010 – May 2011

Allison Hargreaves

CALA Vice-President
June 2011 – May 2012

Katja Thieme

CALA Treasurer
June 2011 – May 2012

Tara Hyland-Russell

ABAL Past-President
June 2010 – May 2011

Deanna Reder

ABAL/CALA President
June 2010 – May 2011

Member Research