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.

A version of the schedule accessible to screen readers is also available.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

A106, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

R253. Women Editors on the Power of Change. (, , , Luciana Ricciutelli, ) Female, feminist, and womanist editors from a variety of contexts discuss the perceived and real power they hold and how they wield their actual power for a more just publishing environment. With experience across book publishing, literary magazines, a popular culture magazine, freelancing, and VIDA, which supports gender representation in media, these editors discuss the trials and joys of working for a more gender and racially diverse publishing world within a range of boundaries and purposes.

Lisa Roney is editor in chief of the Florida Review and Aquifer: TFR Online. Author of Sweet Invisible Body (memoir), The Best Possible Bad Luck (poetry), and craft guide Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres, she is Associate Professor of English at University of Central Florida.

Twitter Username: seriousdaring1

Website: http://lisaroney.com

Kim Brown is the Founder and Editor of Minerva Rising Literary Journal. Her work has appeared in Black Lives Have Always Mattered, The Feminine Collective, Mused BellaOnline Literary Review, Compass Literary Magazine, and Chicago Tribune. Kimberly has MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.

Twitter Username: kimgarrettbrown

Lauren Rosemary Hook is senior editor at the Feminist Press. She seeks to continue FP's legacy of publishing diverse international works by women and has acquired fiction titles in translation from Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Poland, Uruguay, and Martinique, among others.

Twitter Username: laurenrosamaria

Jill Bialosky’s four poetry collections include the recent The Players. She’s authored three novels, recently The Prize, and two memoirs, NYT Bestseller History of a Suicide and Poetry Will Save Your Life. Her writing appears in the New Yorker, Paris Review and more. She is an editor at W.W. Norton.

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March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center