Well, it’s time for the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), and this year it is back on the eastern side of the US. Minneapolis, to be specific. So Janna Marlies Maron and Kate Asche and I are packing the winter clothes that we haven’t worn at home pretty much since January, and flying out to staff a table for Under the Gum Tree. We’ve got swag. We’ve got love. We’ve got very grand intentions (as always for this fab conference!).
In addition to sharing the love of creative non-fiction and our full-color lit mag (releasing issue #15!), I plan on attending some panels that will help me work with my clients. I am looking at a few that talk about publishing with small and academic presses. I am looking at a few that will be discussing vulnerability (a theme of particular interest to me lately), and writing about the body, through injury, and hybrid nonfiction. Also, there is a panel about assembling a collection from a selection of pieces that sounds really great. So I’ll try to get to those. And others.
Looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues from programs all over the US.
Fun times. #utgt #underthegumtree #CNF #telltruestories