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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Friday, March 6, 2020

10:35 am to 11:50 am

Room 217D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

F170. Each One Teach One: Introducing New Writers to Literary Submission Procedures. (, , , Geffrey Davis) It’s complicated. With so much anxiety about appearing in print, beginning writers’ negotiations with the submission process can be distressing. Questions must be answered: Why do I want to submit? Where do I submit? Am I ready to submit? What expectation should I have? The mysterious, frustrating and, nevertheless, important process of submitting manuscripts of all kinds will be debated and explained by professionals, all of whom have considered these questions as writers, editors, and teachers. Download event outline and supplemental documents.

John Hoppenthaler's books of poetry are Domestic Garden, Anticipate the Coming Reservoir, and Lives of Water. He has also co-edited Jean Valentine: This-World Company. Editor of "A Poetry Congeries," he is a professor of creative writing and literature at East Carolina University.


Twitter Username: jhoppenthaler

Allison Joseph is part of the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is the author of several books and chapbooks of poems, the director of the SIUC MFA Program, and serves as editor and poetry editor for Crab Orchard Review.


Twitter Username: allisonjoseph

Keetje Kuipers is a former Stegner Fellow and the author of three collections of poetry. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poetry and prose have appeared widely, including The Best American Poetry anthology. Keetje teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and is senior editor at Poetry Northwest.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00 am to 10:15 am

Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

S139. CANCELLED: Beyond the Brady Bunch: Reinventing the Poem of the American Family. (, , , , ) While poets have long delved into the complications of rendering family on the page, it can be challenging to navigate poems in the vein of parental devotion or childhood trauma when our families break the traditional mold. Whether caring for aging parents or raising kids, these narratives remain utterly familiar while their specifics—queer parents, neurodiverse children, transracial adoption—have never felt so varied. How do we find new ways to write the new families so many of us belong to? Download event outline and supplemental documents.

Geffrey Davis is the author of Night Angler, winner of the James Laughlin Award, and Revising the Storm, winner of the A. Poulin Prize. His honors also include fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Whiting Foundation.


Twitter Username: GeffreyDavis

Website: www.geffreydavis.com

Keetje Kuipers is a former Stegner Fellow and the author of three collections of poetry. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poetry and prose have appeared widely, including The Best American Poetry anthology. Keetje teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and is senior editor at Poetry Northwest.

Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including 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 associate professor of English and creative writing program director at Virginia Tech.


Twitter Username: rikam99

Website: erikameitner.com

Oliver de la Paz is the author of five books of poetry. His most recent book, The Boy in the Labyrinth, is published by the University of Akron Press. He is a founding member of Kundiman and teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and in the low-res MFA Program at PLU.


Twitter Username: @Oliver_delaPaz

Website: http://www.oliverdelapaz.com

Blas Falconer is poetry editor for the Los Angeles Review and teaches in the MFA at San Diego State University. His third poetry collection is Forgive the Body This Failure. Awards include an NEA Fellowship and the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange.


Twitter Username: blas_falconer

Website: blasfalconer.com

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March 4–7, 2020
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