F217. Mentors Discuss the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program

Room 007A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


The AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship program matches writers in one-on-one working relationships and provides opportunities for mentors to share writing, editing, and publishing experience. Mentors will discuss their program experiences, explore why this diverse program may be a viable alternative to an MFA program, and offer advice for prospective applicants. They will also explore similarities and differences between traditional workshop teaching and one-on-one mentorship.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Mentors_Discuss_W2W_Outline.pdf
Supplemental Document 1: Mentors_Discuss_W2W_Outline_FINAL.pdf



Paul Pedroza is the author of the story collection, The Dead Will Rise and Save Us. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Rattle and MAKE: A Chicago Magazine. Currently, he is completing his first novel.

Lex Williford won the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the Rose Metal Chapbook Contest. Coeditor of the Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction and Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction, he teaches at UTEP. His novella, Balsa and Tissue Paper, is a Ploughshares Solo.

Eileen Cronin’s Mermaid, translated into three languages, was one of O magazine’s Best Memoirs of the Year. She’s held fellowships with Vermont Studio Center and American Psychological Association. She won the Washington Writing Prize in fiction. She's a writing instructor and a psychologist at UCLA.

Tasha Cotter's third collection of poetry, Astonishments, is forthcoming. Her work has appeared in journals such as Contrary magazine, NANO Fiction, and Thrush. She's a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Bluegrass Writers Studio.


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