Monthly Archives: March 2012

What to Know Before Starting Your PhD – AWP 2012

I’m live blogging at AWP. If you’re unfamiliar, I keep updating this post as the panel goes along. Hit refresh to see more notes. The room is pretty full! A cursory look at the job listing a MFA seems insufficient to be hired for teaching. The average PhD takes five to seven years. At times […]

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Bridging the Gap of Race, Gender, & Culture in Children's & Young Adult Literature – AWP 2012

Panelists – India Drummond – “Ordinary Angels” How do you represent a culture without venturing into stereotypes? Like, I’m writing a character whose Asian, look at all these Asian things! I think it’s always about having as multi-layered character as possible. If you make unique characters you don’t have to worry about it. Never run […]

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Writing for Young Adults Panel – AWP 2012

I’m live blogging from AWP. The panel hasn’t even started yet and the room is packed. Panelists: Meg Kearney Curtis L. Crisler Helen Frost Marilyn Nelson April Lindner

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Beyond Pulp – The Futuristic & Fantastic as Literary Fiction AWP 2012

I’m live blogging at AWP. This panel is at the Red Lacquer Room in the Palmer House. Excited that they’re discussing genre writing as literary fiction. Panelist, Kate Bernheimer Brian Evenson Matthew? Kevin Brockmeier

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Women in jeopardy – crime fiction panel AWP live blog

I’m living blogging from AWP. The panel has two literary agents and three authors. Sorry I didn’t catch everyone’s name!

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