AWP – Chicago

GO, it will be a blast. Here is the link:

http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2009awpconf.php

Here’s what I’m thinking of attending:

RICHARD’S 2009 AWP MASTER PLAN
Which really means so very little
If there are multiple selections per time period, * marks my choice for now

WED FEB 11 (night)

FC2 reading (Chiasmus) with SGJ
6 pm @ AWP

Opium’s Literary Death Match
The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL
6-8

THURSDAY FEB 12

9-10:15 (Breakfast) – nothing really jumps out at me

10:30-11:45

R126. First Books of Fiction*

NOON-1:15

R142. The City – Real and Imagined (Dybek)
R147. What’s in the Magazines: A Conversation about Lit Journals (Frangello)*
R149. Don’t Stand So Close to Me: Controlling Narrative Distance
R154. Bob Hope, Joey Ramone, Wolfman and Me: Pop Culture in Fiction*

1:30-2:45 (lunch?)

R160. Loft Series (Scott Russell Sanders)*
R171. Art Shool Confidential: CW in Art School (Monica Drake) – OT, but love MD

3:00-4:15

R178. How to Make Money Writing Now (nonfiction)
R183. Editing – The Business of Writing
R185. CLMP Panel – Finding Needle in Haystack: Mktg for Indie Pubs*
(Milkweed, Melville, RedBone, Four Way Books, Missouri Review)
R187. This is the Midwest? Landscape in Narrative

4:30-5:45

R199. Reading by Eric Bogosian*
R202. It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: 5 Chicago Writers
R205. Tribute to Scott Russell Sanders
R207. Bruce Jay Friedman & Friends on SS
NIGHT

8:30-10 Keynote by Art Spiegelman

FC2 7pm with SGJ
Curtiss Hall,
10th floor of the Fine Arts Building,
410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Murray State University
Richard Thomas reading (that’s me – trying to read LATE)
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Beat Kitchen (upstairs)
2100 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL

FRIDAY FEB 13

9-10:15 (Breakfast) – nothing jumping out at me

10:30-11:45

F127. Shameless Promotion

NOON-1:15

F142. Digi-Analog: Print, Online, Alternative Methods*
(SGJ!, Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter, Hobat, Juked, Iron Horse Review, Southeast Review)
F148. Omniscience: We Know, We Know

1:30-2:45 (lunch, nothing looks good – BOOKFAIR?)

3:00-4:15

F176. Vermont Studios (Hempel)
F189. Dzanc Books Reading (indie, nonprof, Minor has a new book out, looks good, a press I’m targeting)
(Dzanc also bought OV Books, Black Lawrence, and Monkeybicycle, fyi)

4:30-5:45

F196. Flash Fast Sudden Fiction and the Short Story (Almond)
F204. Chicago’s Global Voices: Other Voices Mag (Frangello)

8:30-10

F# ZZ Packer and Joe Meno (no Irvine Welsh)

SATURDAY FEB 14 (Valentine’s Day, don’t forget)

9-10:15

S105. Getting the Creative Writing Job: How We Did It and How You Can Too*
S113. Truth or Consequences in Nonrealist Fiction: Which Are We Reading For (Evenson)

10:30-11:45

S121. Yearning Meets Epiphany: Intersection of Prose Poetry and Short Fiction (Robert Olen Butler, Carlson)
S132. The New MFA
S133. Viva Tony Soprano (subversive techniques and non-resolution)*

NOON-1:15

S150. Inside Publishing: How Editors Acquire Books (Pat Walsh, Johnny Temple)*** MUST SEE
S158. Switching Hats: Poets Writing Memoir (Nick Flynn)
S164. Avoiding: Tropes & Traps (Almond, Black Warrior, SE Review)
S166. Writing in the Windy City

3-4:15

S173. The Steady Gaze: Writing Frankly about Sex* (duh)
S176. Reading by Stuart Dybek
S189. Running With the Bulls (about Hemingway, Robert Olen Butler)

4:30-5:45

S197. Then She Lit a Cigarette: Rethinking Fictional Gesture*

IT’S ALL OVER

Many will have VDay plans, but maybe there is an opportunity here as well for dinner and or going out.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Go, have fun, see the panels that move YOU, really take some time with the bookfair, it is a great chance to meet and talk to editors, and get sample copies for cheap. And hang out!

PEACE,
Richard

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2 comments on “AWP – Chicago

  1. Todd Zuniga says:

    Excellent choice on the Literary Death Match–make sure you say hello! It’s going to be a whizbang affair, I promise. Like nothing you’ve ever seen!

  2. wickerkat says:

    Will do Todd, for sure. Thanks for stopping by, this blog is still in its infancy. Look forward to the LDM. Do you guys have a table at the bookfair? Always a fan.

    Peace,
    Richard

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