Faculty and members of the Ashland University MFA Program are participating in at least ten panels and readings at this year's AWP Conference. Stop by our program booth in the bookfair - we will be at Booth #1013.
Thursday, March 7
"Looking for Real-Life Humberts: The Unreliable Narrator in Creative Nonfiction"
Elizabeth Kadetsky, Tom Larson, Mimi Schwartz, Michael Steinberg, Daniel Stolar
9:00-10:15 a.m., Room 110, Plaza Level
"Camouflage and Capitalism: The Intellectual Appropriation of American Poetry, Sponsored by Alice James Books"
Laura McCullough, Tony Hoagland, Kathleen Graber, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Peter Campion
3:00-4:15 p.m., Room 302/304, Level Three
"Ashland Poetry Press Reading"
Stephen Haven, Robert Grunst, John Hennessy, Gabriel Spera, Catherine Staples
3:00-4:15 p.m., Patricia Olson Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Hall A, Plaza Level
Friday, March 8
"A Tribute To Gail Mazur"
Gail Mazur, Robin Becker, Peter Campion, David Rivard, Maggie Dietz
10:30-11:45 a.m., Room 107, Plaza Level
"A Congeries of Voices: Vernacular and Diction in Contemporary Poetry"
Carmen Gimenez Smith, Joanna Fuhrman, Samuel Amadon, Lara Glenum, Rodrigo Toscano
10:30-11:45 a.m., Room 208, Level Two
11:00 a.m., Accents Publishing Table, Bookfair
"Faithful Niche or Faithful Kitsch? The Necessity of Christian Literary Publishing"
Sarah Wells, Marci Rae Johnson, Thom Caraway, Jeff Gundy, Gregory Wolfe
1:30-2:45 p.m., Room 308, Level Three
"What's That Book About, Anyway? or The Stealth Memoir in All Its Guises"
Michelle Herman, Scott Raab, Steven Church, Deb Olin Unferth, Joe Mackall
4:30-5:45 p.m., Room 110, Plaza Level
An off-site reading with authors published in the online edition of The Common
4:30 p.m., The Corner Tavern, 421 Marlborough St, within walking distance of the conference
6-8:15 p.m., Casa Romero (Contact Sarah Wells if you plan to attend)
"Video Essay Screening"
8 p.m., LIR, a bar, across from the conference center on Boylston Street
Saturday, March 9"How to Lose Friends and Alienate Loved Ones: Exploitation vs. Documentation in Creative Nonfiction"
B.J. Hollars, Roxane Gay, Marcia Aldrich, Ryan Van Meter, Bonnie J. Rough
1:30-2:45 p.m., Room 306