Calling Salt Writers for AWP Boston 2013
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference will be held in Boston, MA, USA, 6-9 March 2013. As you may know, roughly 8,000 people attend this conference. Do you want to go? Want to read from your work? Sell some books?
AWP accepts proposals for three different types of panels: “Cross-Genre Readings”; “Cross-Genre Issues”; and “Pedagogy.” The deadline for proposals is 1 May 2012 (two months away).
We would like to put together a proposal for a “Cross-Genre Reading” panel made up of Salt writers. The competition for proposals is fierce. The AWP panel selection committee tends to prefer panels that show great diversity. The wonderful thing is that Salt Publishing is diverse (international, many different genres) as well as “the home of beautiful books.”
The panel would be made of 5-7 Salt writers and a moderator. Terry Ann Thaxton, author of Getaway Girl, has agreed to serve as moderator, be the person to put together proposal, work with Chris on finding a way to have our books available at the book fair, and of course, she’d love to be one of the readers on the panel as well.
At this point, we simply need to know if you are interested in being on the reading panel and if you can make it to Boston for the conference (if our panel is accepted). If you are interested, please contact Salt by 10 April 2012.