cream city review @ AWP

Next week I’ll be at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington, D.C. I’m looking forward to attending some great panels (like “The Animal That Therefore I Am: “I”-ing and Eyeing the Animal), going to great readings, reconnecting with writing friends, and discovering great journals at the Book Fair. If you’re […]

Young Adult Literature at AWP 2012

“How Far is Too Far? Facing Self-Censors and Publishing Censors When Writing about Coming-of-Age for Young Adults” Laura Otto¬†(Moderator), Ann Angel, Daniel Kraus, Penny Blubaugh, Ricki ThompsonWhen writers work to capture the emerging adult at the end of the young adult journey to independence, they find their characters exploring the forbidden adult world. These stories […]

Speculative Fiction at AWP 2012

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference is primarily a literary conference. It’s like World Con for literary writers.(Heck, there were even some costumes.) Many of the attendees either have earned or are currently earning their MFAs in Creative Writing. I went in with the expectation that most of the panels, readings, […]