Conversations & Connections | April 18, 2015 in DC

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…

Washington D.C., Eckleburg, Gargoyle, Barrelhouse and Johns Hopkins Nod in Ploughshares

Lovely mention of DC as a literary community including Eckleburg, Johns Hopkins, Gargoyle, Barrelhouse, and many more at Ploughshares. Ploughshares is out of Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, host city of AWP 2013. Eckleburg and The Johns Hopkins, M.A. in Writing Program look forward to reading, writing, attending workshop after workshop after workshop, and celebrating with Ploughshares and Boston in 2013!

Current Ploughshares out now. Spring 2012. Guest Editor, Nick Flynn.