Update from the Editors
Can’t Make the Conference? Follow Along With TW
EDITOR’s NOTE, 3/10/13: The 2013 conference is over, but you can still review some of the sessions we tweeted by clicking on the live hashtags in the schedule below.
TW staffers will live tweet some of the events at this week’s AWP conference in Boston, including readings by Don DeLillo, Jeanette Winterson, and Edith Pearlman. Starting Thursday, March 7, we’ll tweet enticing quotes and observations throughout each day of the mega-conference.
Even if you’re not attending AWP in body this year, you can still follow along with @talkingwriting on Twitter and the conference’s main hashtag of #AWP13. Our schedule below includes the hashtags for specific session numbers that we’ll use.
TW Live Tweeting Schedule
Thursday, March 7
- 10:30-11:45: “Marketing vs. Writing with a Nod to the New Media” (#R141)
- 12:00-1:15: “What About Literary Journalism?” (#R175)
- 1:30-2:45: “Writing and Publishing Global Fiction” (#R186)
- 3:00-4:15: “Second Sex, Second Shelf? Women, Writing, and the Literary Marketplace” (#R226)
- 4:30-5:45: “Bending Genre” (#R263)
Friday, March 8
- 10:30-11:45: “This Is Your Brain on Fiction” (#F141)
- 12:00-1:15: CANCELED/SNOWED OUT: “Authors Who Rock Social Media to Sell Books” (#F188)
- 1:30-2:45: “A Centenary Celebration of Muriel Rukeyser” (#F210)
- 3:00-4:15: Don DeLillo and Dana Spiotta: A Reading and Conversation (#F219)
- 4:30-5:45: Alison Bechdel and Jeanette Winterson: A Reading and Conversation (#F250)
Saturday, March 9
- 10:30-11:45: “Agents, Editors, and the State of Publishing” (#S144)
- 12:00-1:15: “Memoir Beyond the Self” (#S163)
- 1:30-2:45: “What We Wish We’d Known” (#S196)
- 3:00-4:15: “Video Games, Fan Fiction, and Comics” (#S211)
- 4:30-5:45: Andre Dubus and Edith Pearlman: A Reading and Conversation (#S235A)
On Friday afternoon at 2:45, we also hope to be on hand for the AWP Tweetup. Location: Bookfair Lounge, Plaza Level of Hynes Convention Center.
Next week, after the conference, we’ll be back at TW, of course, bringing you more unexpected, provoking, and revelatory pieces. Until then….
The images in this update are from the front and back of our Talking Writing bookmark, designed by Sheila Walsh for the TW Bookfair table. It includes a detail from “Physical Constants” by Susan Denniston, one of TW’s featured artists last year. For more information about Susan’s work, see her TW image essay: “At the Seawall.”