Ten thousand people are registered for the sold-out Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference this weekend right here in Chicago. If you’re lucky enough to count yourself among them, stop by the DePaul Masters in Writing and Publishing Program table at the book fair to say hi! It’ll be located in the lower level of the Chicago Hilton, Southeast Hall, N-19. Current MAWP students will be staffing the table to talk to prospective students and other interested folks about what makes our program so special. Of course, we will be more than happy to chat with current students and alums as well!
Also, be sure to check out these great AWP DePaul Faculty Events happening along with the conference. Don’t worry, plenty of them are free and open to the public even if you aren’t registered for the conference!
Thursday, March 1
12-1:15 pm: Miles Harvey: The Scions of Studs Terkel: Creative Writers as Oral Historians. State Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton, 4th Floor
**6-8pm: DePaul Co-Sponsored Party. Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Building. 430 S. Michigan Avenue.
**7pm Hannah Pittard: Reading at Anderson’s Bookstore in Naperville as part of Ecco’s AWP Evening. 7pm.
**7:30-8:30pm: Susan Harris: Words without Borders Presents Bei Dao and Eliot Weinberger. Reading, Q & A, Signing. DePaul Loop Campus Bookstore
** Free and open to the public
Friday, March 2
9:00-10:15am: Amina Gautier: Behind the Book: Debut Authors Reveal the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Continental B, Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level.
12:00-1:15pm: Susan Harris: Words Without Borders: International Writing in the Workshop. Lake Michigan, Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor.
12:00-1:15pm: Miles Harvey: Why We Need a WPA for the 21st Century. Wabash Room, Palmer House Hilton, 3rd Floor.
1:30-2:45pm Michele Morano: Between Song and Story: A Reading from the New Autumn House Nonfiction Anthology. Wabash Room, Palmer House Hilton, 3rd Floor.
Saturday, March 3
10:30-11:45am: Christine Sneed: Preparing Short-Story Manuscripts for Contests and Publication. Continental A, Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level.
1:30-2:45pm: Susan Harris: War Is Not Lost in Translation.
4:30-5:45pm: Amina Gautier: Home Sweet Home: Short Story Collections and Small Presses. Lake Erie, Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor.
Off-site Events Sponsored by Kathleen Rooney’s Rose Metal Press:
- Wednesday, February 29. Loren Erdrich and Sierra Nelson reading from Take Back the Sponge Cake and Tiff Holland reading from Betty Superman in an AWP Conference off-site reading at 9:00 pm. With co-readers from Hopewell, Lowbrow, and Paper Darts. Free and open to the public. Weeds Tavern. 1555 N. Dayton St. Chicago, IL
- Thursday, March 1. John Jodzio and Sean Lovelace reading from They Could No Longer Contain Themselves in an AWP Conference off-site reading at 7:00 pm. With co-readers from Bateau Press, Slope Editions, Interrupture, Versal, and Burnside Review. Free and open to the public. Simone’s Bar (private area called The Lab) 960 W. 18th St. Chicago, IL 60608
- Saturday, March 3. Loren Erdrich and Sierra Nelson reading from Take Back the Sponge Cake and Adam Golaski reading from Color Plates in an AWP Conference off-site reading at 7:00 pm. With co-readers from Big Lucks, Gigantic Sequins, Knee-Jerk, and Magic Helicopter. Free and open to the public. The Beauty Bar. 1444 W. Chicago Ave Chicago, IL