To anyone who hasn't attended this conference before: if you decide to stop reading now so I don't exhaust you with the summary of my last day—I'm exhausted enough, no use passing it on to anybody else—just know this conference is most definitely worth it. Not only am I glad I went, I would do … Continue reading A Barely There Summary of AWP Day 3
I am too worn out to come up with a better title for this post, that's how much happened today. The AWP conference this morning started early, too early for many, I imagine, seeing as how my first panel was sparsely attended for such a huge room. This was "On Adapting and Being Adapted"—about novels … Continue reading AWP Day 2
I've been at the AWP conference all day. So many writers. So many choices. Such narrow escalators. Book-fair tables for miles. Only three stalls in each women's bathroom, talk about lines! Let's just say it's been a jam-packed day. The first panel I attended was "Shaping a Short Story Collection"—first thing in the morning, in … Continue reading A Day of Books, Stories, More Books, More Stories, and Long Lines (AWP Day 1)
Tomorrow morning I will be getting up early, as usual, taking the F train uptown, as usual, sneak-reading some pages of my book while hanging one-handed on a pole, as usual, getting out at my usual stop, just a few blocks away from the office and... Not going to the office. Instead I'm going to … Continue reading Three Days Off, Lots to Do
Wow. The annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference is in New York this year! And I was just out at lunch talking about how we can't afford NYC anymore and maybe it's time to leave. Anyone ever been to this conference? I want to go—but of course I have to request … Continue reading Ever Been to the AWP Conference?