AWP Conference in Seattle!

Seattle is lucky enough to host the Association of Writers and Writing Program Conference this year. The three day conference will be help at the Washington State Convention Center.

It is too great a deal to miss and I have painstakingly gone through the list of events and made my decision as to what to attend.

Of the 100+ lectures and discussions, These are my picks:

Thursday, February 27
9-10:15am
Lives Not Our Own: The Ethics and Practice of Assuming the Voice of Others
Willow Room, Sheraton, 2nd Floor

10:30-11:45am
Courting the Peculiar: The Ever Changing Queerness of Creative Non-Fiction
Room 3B, Convention Center

12 noon-1:15pm
The Third I: The Writer as Mediator in Memoir and Personal Narrative
Room 202, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 2

1:30-2:45pm
Reading Virginia’s Mail: Letters and Journals as Creative Non-Fiction
Room 2D Convention Center

3-4:15pm
Ghost Lives: Writing and Teaching Memoir When the Subject is Missing
Redwood Room, Sheraton 2nd floor

4:30-5:45pm
Relationship Memoir: Living Through it.
Room 202, Western New England MFA Annex. Level 2

8:30-10pm
Keynote Address by Annie Proulx (author of The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain)

Friday, February 28
9-10:15am
A New Non-Fiction
Room 611, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6

10:30-11:45am
Independent Bookselling: Opportunities For Authors
Room 304, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3

12 noon-1:15pm
25 for 25: A Lambda Literary Foundation Celebration Reading
Room 615, 616, 617 Convention Center. Level 6

1:30-2:45pm
Organizing the Truth: The Non-Fiction Canon
Room 305, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3

3-4:15pm
This Assignment is So Gay: Managing Your Queerness in Your Classroom
Aspen Room, Sheraton, 2nd Floor

4:30-5:45pm
Just the Facts: Effective Research Stategies in Creative Non-Fiction
Room 607, Convention Center, 6th Floor

Saturday, March 1
9-10:15am
What the Dog Said: Writing in Unusual Points of View
Room 611, Convention Center, Level 6

10:30-11:45am
Queer Translations
Room 612, Convention Center, Level 6

12 noon-1:15pm
Telling It All: Boundaries in Creative Non-Fiction
Room 613, 614 Convention Center, Level 6

1:30-2:45pm
Queer Double Agents: Writing and Publishing Between Communities
Room 613, 614 Convention Center, Level 6

3-4:15pm
Lightening Up The Dark: The Role of Humor in Memoir
Willow Room, Sheraton, 2nd Floor

4:30-5:45pm
Where Are They Now?: The State of GLBTQ Small Press Publishing
Willow Room, Sheraton, 2nd Floor

8:30-10pm
Sherman Alexie and Timothy Egan Reading
Ballroom ABC, Convention Center, Level 6

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