|Looking Down on the World’s Fair, 1893|
This year I’ll be attending the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference for the first time. The AWP conference is the big literary conference. Margaret Atwood will be giving a keynote address, there’ll be three days full of panels on writing and teaching writing, and a mammoth book fair.
The passes for AWP are completely sold out this year. Usually, they offer at the door memberships. I was one of the lucky people who bought one of the last 200 tickets when they went on sale. They sold out in 8 minutes.
Here are a few of the panels I’m looking forward to attending:
- A Writing Life, After the Workshop
- The Long and Short of It: Navigating the Transitions between Writing Novels and Short Stories
- Selling Out Everyone You Love: The Ethics of Writing Nonfiction
- Villains and Killers and Criminals, Oh My: Representing Evildoers in Literary Fiction
- Beyond Pulp – The Futuristic and Fantastic as Literary Fiction
- NPRU Kidding Me? It Can Totally Happen
- The Image, Written: Using Photography and Mixed Media to Teach Creative and Composition Writing
- Pleasures and Perils of Drawing Fiction from Life