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2014 AWP Conference and Bookfair
Washington State Convention Center &
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
February 26 - March 1, 2014

Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers of that region. This year several Literary Mamas are speaking and reading at the Conference. Stop by and say hi!


9:00am @ WSCC – Kate Hopper speaks on a panel “What Was Is: The Use of Present Tense in Creative Nonfiction”

10:30am @ WSCC – Susan Ito speaks on a panel “How Far, Imagination: Writing Characters of Another Race in Fiction.”

3:00pm @ WSCC – Kate Hopper speaks on the panel “Breaking Silences: Women's Memoir as an Act of Rebellion.”

3:00pm @ WSCC – Nicole Stellon O'Donnell speaks on the panel "Writing and the Midnight Sun.” Followed by book signing at the Red Hen booth at 4:30. (Freebies! Pens! Chicken buttons!)

7:00pm @ Lucid (offsite) – Sonya Huber reads as part of a launch for Daniel Nester's "Incredible Sestina Anthology.” Lucid is a cozy cocktail lounge, small plates rather than dinner, and it’s best to make reservations.


3:00pm @ WSCC – Sonya Huber on a panel “A Memoir with a View: On Bringing the Outside In.”

4:30pm @ WSCC – Ona Gritz speaks on a panel “Don’t Call Me Inspirational.” Also reading from her memoir (based on LM columns) and a book of poetry.


7:00pm @ Third Place Books (offsite) – Kate Hopper reads from “Ready for Air." 3rd Place Books is an indie bookstore that hosts their readings in a sweet café (bonus – bar downstairs). No reservation required.

The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editor is Bridget Lillethorup; read her bio here

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