2020 AWP Conference Schedule

The #AWP20 Conference & Bookfair in San Antonio, Texas, 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 San Antonio area during our conference.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Room 214A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

R294. Women's Caucus. (, , , , ) The Women's Caucus offers a space to network, plan events, and discuss issues concerning women writers (eg., ways to support each other, lack of access to literary power structures, conference childcare, obstacles to publication, keeping literary events safe, etc.). This year's panel includes two guest editors who will speak and answer questions about publishing and what they look for in manuscripts. The Women's Caucus is an inclusive space and welcomes the diverse perspectives of women writers.

Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican American poet, NEA fellowship recipient, and author of Landscape with Headless Mama (2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize), Protection Spell (2016 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series, U of Arkansas Press), and Girl with Death Mask (2017 Blue Light Books Prize, Indiana U Press).


Twitter Username: JennGivhan

Website: jennifergivhan.com

Melissa Studdard is the author of the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast and the middle-grade novel Six Weeks to Yehidah. She is the executive producer and host of VIDA Voices & Views, an editor for American Microreviews and Interviews, and president of the Women's Caucus.


Twitter Username: MelissaStuddard

Website: www.melissastuddard.com

Lynn Melnick is the author of the poetry collections Landscape with Sex and Violence and If I Should Say I Have Hope, and the coeditor of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation. She teaches poetry at Columbia University and 92Y and serves on the founding board of Writ.


Twitter Username: LynnMelnick

Hafizah Geter's poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, McSweeney's, Longreads, Tin House, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Narrative magazine, among others. She is on the board of Writ. and is an editor at Little A & TOPPLE Books from Amazon Publishing.


Twitter Username: RhetoricAndThis

Anel I. Flores, lesbiana, chicana, artist, is the author of Empanada, a Lesbiana Story en Probaditas. She is a member of Macondo Writer’s Workshop and NALAC. Currently she is completing her forthcoming manuscripts, Cortinas de Lluvia and her graphic memoir, Pindada de Rojo.


Twitter Username: aneliflores

Website: www.anelflores.com
Friday, March 6, 2020

10:35 am to 11:50 am

Room 007B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Riverlevel

F149. In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Writing Trauma as a Political Act. (, , , , ) Confessional, therapeutic, cathartic: words attributed to writing about trauma, often to disregard or deride the writing, and to separate it from serious literary work. Five writers, editors, and educators who write about trauma across genres and identities discuss who is served by minimizing such writing, why different kinds of trauma are thought to be more or less acceptable literary material, and what could happen if the literary establishment is forced to take such writing seriously. Download event outline and supplemental documents.

Marisa Siegel holds an MFA in poetry from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her poems have appeared in Handsome, Zaum, (T)here, and elsewhere. Her essay "Inherited Anger" appears in the anthology Burn It Down. She is editor in chief and owner of The Rumpus.


Twitter Username: marisasaystweet

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart, the essay collection Abandon Me, and the forthcoming Girlhood. The inaugural winner of the Jeanne Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary, she is associate professor of creative nonfiction at Monmouth University.


Twitter Username: melissafebos

Website: melissafebos.com

Suleika Jaouad is the author of the Emmy Award-winning Life, Interrupted column and video series in the New York Times. She has also written for the New York Times Magazine, NPR, National Geographic, and Vogue. Her first book, Between Two Kingdoms, is forthcoming.


Twitter Username: suleikajaouad

Marissa Korbel is an essayist and attorney who focuses on the impacts of gender-based violence. Her work appears monthly on The Rumpus, and has been featured on Harper's Bazaar, Bitch magazine, Guernica, and others. She is a graduate of Mills College and Lewis and Clark Law School.


Twitter Username: likethchampagne

Hafizah Geter's poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, McSweeney's, Longreads, Tin House, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Narrative magazine, among others. She is on the board of Writ. and is an editor at Little A & TOPPLE Books from Amazon Publishing.


Twitter Username: RhetoricAndThis

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