AWP 2016

Here are our author events for this year’s AWP conference. We will update regularly with any schedule changes. We hope to see you there!

Author Panels and Events at AWP 2016

Thursday, March 31

Allison Hedge Coke

6:00am     AWP Writer to Writer Program Reception

1:30pm    Book signing at VCFA (Vermont College) book fair table

6:00pm    Black Earth Institute Fellows Reading: Addressing Earth Spirit and Society in Poetry and Prose; Stories Books and Café, offsite

 

Julie Iromuanya

12:00pm  We Are Your Saviors: Faculty of Color Respond to the MFA vs POC Debate; Room 405

3:00pm    Smooth Criminals: What’s at Stake When We Break the Rules; Room 515

 

Brian Evenson

1:30pm    The Violence of the Page; Room 403

 

Saeed Jones

1:30pm    The Violence of the Page; Room 403

 

Karen Yamashita

3:00pm    Let’s Go Make Some Books: A Tribute to Coffee House Press Founder Allan Kornblum; Room 406 AB

 

Bao Phi

3:00pm    Let’s Go Make Some Books: A Tribute to Coffee House Press Founder Allan Kornblum; Room 406 AB

7:00pm    Writers of Color, LGBTQ, and Disabled Writers Respond to White Privilege in Writing Programs and Publishing; The Falls Lounge, offsite

 

David Mura

4:30pm    Concentration Camps, USA: A Critical and Artistic Retrospective of Literatures of World War II Internment and Detention; Room 515

 

Patricia Smith

3:00pm    Beyond Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: Far Out Poets Read Poems About the ‘60s; Room 515 B

Friday, April 1

Allison Hedge Coke

1:30-2:45pm  Honoring 45 Years: A Tribute to Simon Ortiz; Room F225

3:00pm  Signing: Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas signing; UAZ Press Table

7:00pm    Red Dirt Reading; Tom’s Urban, offsite

 

Julie Iromuanya

1:00pm    Book signing: University of Central Florida Featured Alumni Writers; Exhibit Space 931

 

M. Evelina Galang

9:00am     Rebel Girls: Pushing Boundaries Across Landscapes, Cultures, and Confines; Room 503

3:00pm    Not Disappearing Into Americanness: Code-Switching as Cultural Preservation Through Language Conservation; Room 503

 

Patricia Smith

10:30am   Black Bodies Matter; Room 515 A

 

Steve Healey

3:00pm    Creative Writing is for Everyone: Pedagogies for the 21st Century; JW Marriot LA, Gold Salon 1

 

Dawn Lundy Martin

8:00pm    Poetry Reading & Book Launch for What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America; Cal State LA, Suite 600, offsite

 

Justin Philip Reed

10:30am   Black Bodies Matter; Room 515

  

R. Zamora Linmark

4:30pm    Intersectionality Squared: Queer POC Theater Artists on Writing, Performing, and Publishing; Room 409

 

Saturday, April 2

Allison Hedge Coke

1:00pm    Book signing of “Streaming”; at Red Earth MFA table

 

Linda Hogan

3:00pm    (Still) Got the Juice: Fierce Writing by Women Poets of a Certain Age;       Room 515

 

Saeed Jones

4:30pm    Panel Discussion: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: Poem Pairings; Room 411

 

David Mura

7:00pm    Writers of Color: More Urgent Now Than Ever; The Falls Lounge, offsite

 

M. Evelina Galang

7:00pm    Writers of Color: More Urgent Now Than Ever; The Falls Lounge, offsite

 

T. Geronimo Johnson

10:30am   The Global MFA: Travel, Displacement, and Writing; JW Marriot LA, Gold Salon 3

 

Alexs Pate

4:30pm    Calling White Allies: What White Writers Can Do to Foster Inclusion and Support People of Color; Room 409

 

Laird Hunt

4:30pm    Diversifying Historical Fiction; Room 510

 

 

 

 

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