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The Itsy-Bitsy Book Club
Space Writer, Poet, Teacher
I've resisted joining a book club. I dread fitting another thing into my schedule. My friend came up with an alternative: The Itsy-Bitsy Book Club. It's just the two of us. It's just one book once a year.
The View From AWP Chicago: Writer-Con 2012
Writing Geek, Author, Rethinking Creative Writing
What do you call 10,000 writers on the shores of Lake Michigan? The start. The start of a three-day conversation that happens every spring when the Association of Writers and Writing Programs convenes its national conference.
What I Learned at AWP
Author of "Refuge" and "The Survival Girls"
"Active prayer": It's what I would term Claudia Rankine's response to a poem by Tony Hoagland that angered and offended many readers with a racist worldview and language.
First Time at AWP? 11 Ways to Tame the Beast
By now you are elated by (or resigned to) the prospect of sharing a room with a writer you hardly know. Here's a list of 11 sundry things you might want to consider before over-packing.
Creative Writing Programs
Just as the guild structure was socially conservative--and hence easily superseded when the more progressive market system, flourishing along with the industrial economy, came along--so is the present MFA credentialing system.
There WILLA be at AWP
Is it possible to go against the grain in an industry where the masses (women) support the few who critique them (men)? At the Women In Letters & Literary Arts, it's possible and a lot of fun.
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