Posts Tagged: awp

One of the Crowd

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12,000 members of the literary community/industry gathered in LA for AWP last week.

Viet Thanh Nguyen considers the writer’s sometimes conflicting needs for audience, privacy, and the tribe. He writes of his own process preparing for a readership, “The constant reworking of sentence and narrative through writing short stories was my version of rubbing two sticks together.”

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The Lulu Fund: Burning Down the House

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The Lulu Fund is a new organization founded by Anna March, Ashley Ford, Jen Fitzgerald, and Ashley Perez dedicated to breaking down barriers within the writing community. The Lulu Fund mission statement says:

We support individual writers and organizations who demonstrate their commitment to these ideas by telling critical stories and lifting marginalized voices.

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An Open Letter to Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Dear Aimee,

So the latest thing (why is there always a latest thing) is that a white man used a Chinese name to submit poems that were then chosen for Prairie Schooner and then included in Best American Poetry 2015 which of course has a lovely poem of yours in it too!

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In Cahoots

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Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Sherwood Anderson and William and Faulkner. Henry James and Edith Warton. And now, X… and you!

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs just announced the establishment of a mentorship program starting in September. As stated on their community page, they are giving special consideration to applicants of backgrounds “typically underrepresented in the literary world” who are unaffiliated with MFA programs, but encourage everyone set on improving their craft to apply.

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How to Make a Life in Literature

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Have you been wondering what the point of the AWP conference might be to the 11,800 who attended this year? The Atlantic gives the ins, outs, and mishaps of the conference, along with tenuous or even doubtful optimism for the future of publishing:

I asked the editors of two-dozen journals to briefly describe their publications and what they look for vis-à-vis content (genre, aesthetics, etc.) and the response was universally this sentence: “We publish poetry, fiction, art, and creative nonfiction.

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AWP Offsite Event: Rumpus by the Sound

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The Rumpus proudly presents…

Rumpus by the Sound

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m.

Spitfire
2219 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Our offsite AWP event is sure to be one of the after-hours highlights of the conference.

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Being Flynn

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Are you going to AWP?

Here’s something amazing we’re getting in on.

The Rumpus (and friends) present a special screening of Being Flynn Friday night at 11pm for AWP conference attendees only. You need a conference badge and you have to arrive fifteen minutes before the movie.

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