AWP 2016 Schedule

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Thursday, March 31

Allison Hedge Coke

6 A.M.: AWP Writer to Writer Program Reception

1:30 P.M.: Book signing at VCFA (Vermont College) table

6 P.M. (Offsite): Black Earth Institute Fellows Reading: Addressing Earth Spirit and Society in Poetry and Prose

Julie Iromuanya

12 P.M.: We Are Your Saviors: Faculty of Color Respond to the MFA vs POC Debate

3 P.M.: Smooth Criminals: What’s at Stake When We Break the Rules

Brian Evenson

1:30 P.M.: The Violence of the Page

Saeed Jones

1:30 P.M.: The Violence of the Page

Karen Yamashita

3 P.M.: Let’s Go Make Some Books: A Tribute to Coffee House Press Founder Allan Kornblum

Bao Phi

3 P.M.: Let’s Go Make Some Books: A Tribute to Coffee House Press Founder Allan Kornblum

7 P.M. (Offsite): Writers of Color, LGBTQ, and Disabled Writers Respond to White Privilege in Writing Programs and Publishing

David Mura

4:30 P.M.: Concentration Camps, USA: A Critical and Artistic Retrospective of Literatures of World War II Internment and Detention

Patricia Smith

3 P.M.: Beyond Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: Far Out Poets Read Poems About the ’60s

Friday, April 1

Allison Hedge Coke

1:30 P.M.: Honoring 45 Years: A Tribute to Simon Ortiz

3:00 P.M.: Signing: Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas signing

7 P.M.: Red Dirt Reading

Julie Iromuanya

1 P.M.: Book signing: University of Central Florida Featured Alumni Writers

M. Evelina Galang

9 A.M.: Rebel Girls: Pushing Boundaries Across Landscapes, Cultures, and Confines

3 P.M.: Not Disappearing Into Americanness: Code-Switching as Cultural Preservation Through Language Conservation

Patricia Smith

10:30 A.M.: Black Bodies Matter

Steve Healey

3 P.M.: Creative Writing is for Everyone: Pedagogies for the 21st Century

Dawn Lundy Martin

8 P.M. (Offsite): Poetry Reading & Book Launch for What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America

Justin Philip Reed

10:30 A.M.: Black Bodies Matter

R. Zamora Linmark

4:30 P.M.: Intersectionality Squared: Queer POC Theater Artists on Writing, Performing, and Publishing

Saturday, April 2

Allison Hedge Coke

1 P.M.: Book signing of Streaming

Linda Hogan

3 P.M.: (Still) Got the Juice: Fierce Writing by Women Poets of a Certain Age

Saeed Jones

4:30 P.M.: Panel Discussion: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll: Poem Pairings

David Mura

7:00 P.M. (Offsite): Writers of Color: More Urgent Now Than Ever

M. Evelina Galang

7:00 P.M. (Offsite): Writers of Color: More Urgent Now Than Ever: The Falls Lounge

T. Geronimo Johnson

10:30 A.M.: The Global MFA: Travel, Displacement, and Writing

Alexs Pate

4:30 P.M.: Calling White Allies: What White Writers Can Do to Foster Inclusion and Support People of Color

Laird Hunt

4:30 P.M.: Diversifying Historical Fiction

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