R136. CANCELLED: How to Pitch, Land, and Deliver a Successful Interview to Market Your Work

Room 217A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


These days, writers must promote their own work. Interviews can be as critical to this process as a positive review or a robust social media following. What can writers do to improve their odds of being noticed by an interviewer and help along an effective and memorable interview? A diverse panel of interviewers from a variety of contexts, including public radio, book festivals, and review publications will discuss the how-to’s of successful interviews that spur a writer’s marketing platform.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2020_Event_Outline_(Interviews).docx



Yvette Benavides is a professor of creative at Our Lady of the Lake University. She is a commentator on Texas Public Radio and a book critic for the San Antonio Express News. She is the editor of EQ, a nonfiction anthology series from Trinity University Press.

David Martin Davies is an award-winning journalist. Davies is the host of the Source, a daily news call-in program on Texas Public Radio. He is also the host of Texas Matters, a syndicated weekly radio news magazine. He has interviewed authors on public radio and C-SPAN Book TV.

Lilly Gonzalez is the executive director of the San Antonio Book Festival. Born and raised in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, she earned both her MFA in creative writing and BS in journalism from Northwestern University.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center