If you aren't familiar, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) hosts an enormous (12,000+ attendee) conference each year. It can leave a writer feeling energized and inspired, but can also be quite overwhelming if unprepared. There are plenty of AWP survival articles out there, but none of them seemed to really prepare me for the experience when I went last year. This year’s conference will be held in Portland, OR, and folks, I have some tips for you, grouped below in three categories: general advice for travel, AWP specific advice I wish I’d known before attending, and Portland specific advice to help make the most of your experience in the city.
I had one of my academic essays published! Check it out: Just A Coincidence? Whether Intention in Artistic Expression Alters Significance: An Analysis and Comparison of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and Matt Kish's Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page
We did some erasure poems in class yesterday: 51-49 Mother
A free-write in response to Abby Murray's "Listen" and events that are always too current to keep up with. Just in Case When I walk the hill to my car, it isn’t until the last stretch when my calves feel on fire, that I slide my arms out from under the straps of my bag, ready … Continue reading Just in Case
Volume 2: Innovation is now available! You can read it by clicking the “read” button at the top, or simply by clicking here.
Check back periodically for further exploration of the topics brought up in the issue. We will be exploring some of the inspiration behind the pieces and how they relate to the world.
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Social security? What’s that?