AWP 2013 Boston
AWP 2013. Boston. Hmm. Monster conference set on sleep-deprived surreality hashed on kick ass party reading, Steve Almond, Derrick Brown, Amber Tamblyn, Sun Parade and hallucinatory academia anxiety and did you see so and so yet? And holy shit, supposed to be there and here, a stop by the Hobart table and Barrelhouse table and Gargoyle table and Sewanee table and Dzanc table and McSweeney’s table and Redivider table and Rumpus table and PANK table and Tin House table… And run to catch Michael Martone at the end of the corridor then run to catch lunch with so and so then back to the book floor and is it time for a nap? No, no, time to go back to the Hobart table for a clutch of books and a whiskey shot, fuck, I forgot my bag at the other end of the world or the mall or whatever the hell subterranean place this is but the shot is warm and good, and right, we need to eat. Let’s get food now before the next round and hello, hi, how are ya, wanna grab a bite, a beer, a couple of gatorades? Caffeine? Caffeine? Yes, caffeine is good. Or maybe crash and sleep till next week. No, no, Delillo is reading. No, no, time for LDM. Meet you across the street at McGreevy’s…
Do not miss MISSION CREEK 2013 | Literature, Music, Late Night Dancing Moves
Mission Creek Festival is the salve for the weary AWP attendee. Nestled in the all welcoming, artsy central, and party your ass off Iowa City, Mission Creek, run by Andre Perry and Joseph Tiefenthaler, will put your faith back in the indies–lit and music alike. DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! Last year’s event showcased music and writers from all over the US including, Beau Sia, Amber Tamblyn, Derrick Brown, Alan Heathcock, Jensen Beach, Rae Bryant, and many more. Eckleburg joined other journals at the book fair including Granta, A Public Space, Write Bloody Publishing, Wag’s Revue, Black Clock, PANK, Hobart, Featherproof and many more. One of the many highlights of the festival was a performance by comedian David Cross, at the Englert Theatre.