The 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, Washington schedule is searchable by day, time, title, description, participants, type of event, and event format. This schedule is subject to change. A version accessible to screen readers is also available.
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|Friday, March 10, 2023|
12:10 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
Rooms 443-444, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
In a year of intensifying armed conflict and continued pandemic, as the US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and hate crimes reported to the FBI are at a record high, five poet mothers who engage diaspora, sexuality, mental illness, and inherited and received trauma will speak to parenting in troubled times and what Adrienne Rich calls the "long, erotic, unended wrestling of poetry and politics.” The panel will end with an audience Q&A, and attendees will receive creative prompts.Download event outline and supplemental documents.
Anna V.Q. Ross’s forthcoming book, Flutter, Kick, won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press. She is a Fulbright Scholar, a Mass Cultural Council fellow, and poetry editor for Salamander. She teaches at Tufts University and through the Emerson Prison Initiative.
Twitter Username: annavqross
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach is a poet and author of The Many Names for Mother (Wick Poetry Prize, KSU Press, 2019); Don't Touch the Bones (Lost Horse Press, 2020); and 40 Weeks (Yes Yes Books, 2023). She is the Murphy Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Hendrix College in Arkansas.
Twitter Username: jkdpoetry
Keetje Kuipers’s third collection of poems, All Its Charms, includes work honored by publication in both The Pushcart Prize anthology and Best American Poetry. Previously a Stegner fellow, she lives in Montana where she is editor of Poetry Northwest and a board member at the National Book Critics Circle.
Rio Cortez is the New York Times bestselling author of picture books The ABCs of Black History (Workman, 2020) and The River Is My Sea (S&S, 2024). Her debut poetry collection, Golden Ax, was published by Penguin Poets in 2022.
Twitter Username: ohreallyrio
Erika Meitner is the author of six books of poems, including Useful Junk (BOA Editions in 2022), and Holy Moly Carry Me, which won the 2018 National Jewish Book award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. She is an English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Twitter Username: rikam99
|Saturday, March 11, 2023|
3:20 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.
Room 332, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
What happens when a new editor joins an established literary magazine? In this panel, editors—all of whom have taken on their roles within the past few years—discuss the rewards and challenges of bringing new vision and energy to time-honored publications.Download event outline and supplemental documents.
Danielle A. Jackson is a Memphis-born writer the first African-American editor in chief of Oxford American magazine. An MFA student in UGA's narrative nonfiction program, her writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Vulture, the Criterion Collection, and other venues.
Twitter Username: danielleamir
Nicole Terez Dutton is the editor of The Kenyon Review.
Twitter Username: Ntdutton
Keetje Kuipers’ third collection of poems, All Its Charms, includes work honored by publication in both the Pushcart Prize anthology and Best American Poetry. Previously a Stegner fellow, she lives in Montana where she is editor of Poetry Northwest and a board member at the National Book Critics Circle.
Emma Hine is the Communications Manager of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Her debut poetry collection, Stay Safe, received the 2019 Kathryn A. Morton Prize and was published by Sarabande Books in January 2021.
Twitter Username: emkhine