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#AWP14 Were you there?

2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Washington State Convention Center &

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

February 26 – March 1, 2014

I’m still reeling from AWP14! Longtime friends seen once a year gather, literary heroes sit down and have a drink with you as if you were one of them, an equal (thank you, Richard Bausch and Richard Wiley)! 476 more words


Notes on Notes

Last week’s blog post asked the question whether writers can be excused for note- taking while in the company of others—four people out for drinks in a cocktail lounge was the setting. 797 more words

" Sasha Weiss

Penn State Abington at AWP 2014, Seattle, Washington—Day 2

We Built this City on Logs and Dope

“Seattle’s origins and early rise to economic power was the lumber industry. The entire city centered around lumber and its booming demand, however much of the architectural improvements the city and it’s people were starved for went to the wayside, playing second fiddle to the lucrative natural resources that kept the pockets of city fathers constantly replenished, and hard-working hands busy, then later preoccupied by vices—binges of whisky, women, and, of lesser known prominence, laudanum. 815 more words