Events & Readings


AWP Panel Presentation: "The Undergrad and the Lit Journal"

Abstract: Humanities-based academic disciplines are increasingly being asked to provide practical experience for their majors. One answer that has gained popularity in recent years is the use of print and online literary journals to provide real-world, hands-on experience. Panelists will discuss the ways they have incorporated editing, design, aesthetics, and publications into their classrooms, the benefits to students and the schools, and the economic and pedagogical challenges they have faced (with Thom Caraway, Simone Muench, Jeff Dodd, and Rachel Cruea)

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8:00pm 8:00pm

AWP17 Reading: Plays Inverse, The Lettered Streets Press, Ghost Proposal

Plays Inverse, The Lettered Streets Press, and Ghost Proposal are teaming up for a reading in Washington, D.C.! Join authors from each press for an evening of poetry, playwriting, and prose. Admission is free, with books and conversation to follow. Featuring readings by:

Toby Altman
David Bersell
Jennifer Moore
Alexis Pope
Dennis James Sweeney
Catherine Theis
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Joshua Young

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6:00pm 6:00pm

AWP17 Reading: Newfound, Waxwing, As/Us

A stellar lineup of writers from three journals share their work at an offsite reading. Join us at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C.


WELCOME (7:00 p.m.)

POETRY (7:05-7:40): Safia Elhillo, Jen Moore, Maggie Smith-Beehler

PROSE (7:45-8:20): Jamie Poissant, Sejal Shah

PROSE & POETRY (8:25-9:00): Michael Wasson, MJ Gette, Mira Rosenthal

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