2019 AWP Conference Schedule

The  #AWP19 Conference & Bookfair in Portland, Oregon’s schedule is searchable by day, time, title, description, participants, and type of event. This schedule is subject to change. Visit the offsite event schedule for a listing of literary events taking place throughout the Portland area during our conference.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

D137-138, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

R198. Page Meets Stage . (, , , , ) Where does poetry live? Where does it breathe? And what makes it dance? This reading will answer those questions insufficiently but entertainingly. Modeled after the popular 14-year-old series at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, four poets who occupy different places on the continuum from page to stage—from the National Book Award to the National Poetry Slam—read "popcorn style," with no set order and sometimes not even a set list in an ongoing poetic conversation.

Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Def Poetry Jam. A four-time National Poetry Slam champion, he is the founder of the Page Meets Stage reading series in New York City.

Twitter Username: TaylorMali

Website: www.taylormali.com

Mark Doty's nine books of poems—most recently, Deep Lane—have received the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S.Eliot Prize. A new prose study of Walt Whitman is forthcoming. A Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, he lives in New York City.

Anis Mojgani

Twitter Username: mojgani

Shayla Lawson is the author of I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean and the forthcoming essay collection Live Tonight Ms. Diana Ross. She serves as Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College.

Twitter Username: blueifiwasnt

Seema Reza is the author of When the World Breaks Open, a memoir in essays and poetry, and coordinates and facilitates a multi-hospital military arts program in Washington D.C. She is a VONA Alumna and serves as a council member-at-large for the Transformative Language Arts Network.

Twitter Username: seemareza
Friday, March 29, 2019

4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

F150, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

F314. A Hybrid Panel on Hybrid Forms. (, , , , ) Five cross-genre and multimedia authors discuss hybrid forms in a panel that takes a hybrid structure. Panelists spend 30 minutes talking about their own moves toward hybrid/nontraditional forms of writing, then each presents the work of one hybrid artist who inspires them. Artists presented by each panelist will be in attendance and stand from the audience to share their work in person.

Shayla Lawson is the author of I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean and the forthcoming essay collection Live Tonight Ms. Diana Ross. She serves as Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College.

Twitter Username: blueifiwasnt

Dao Strom is the author of You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else, a bilingual poetry book, We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People, an experimental memoir and music album, and two books of fiction. She has received awards from the Creative Capital Foundation, NEA, and others.

Twitter Username: herandthesea

Website: www.daostrom.com

Stephanie Adams-Santos is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (finalist for a Lambda Literary Award) and The Sundering (winner of Academy of American Poets New York Chapbook Fellowship). She is the founder of Ojo de la Selva Press and Tarot Obscuro.

Bianca Lynne Spriggs is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. She is the author of Call Her by Her Name and The Galaxy Is a Dance Floor. You can learn more about her work at biancaspriggs.com.

Twitter Username: biancalynne

Website: www.biancaspriggs.com

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of, was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. She is a poet and multimedia artist based in Denver where she is pursuing a PhD in creative writing from the University of Denver.

Twitter Username: fitproblems

Website: www.dianakhoinguyen.com

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March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

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