March 01, 2013

Versal @ AWP: Editors Edition

Here's a secret. Prose team editor Daniel Cecil is an AWP virgin, y'all. Hit him up with weird and alcohol. He likes beer.

Want a private reading from Versal's pages? It's called Red Light Raffle and it's sexy all the way from Amsterdam.

If you're still wondering what panels to go to, check out these with our very own editors in tow.


9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Room 102, Plaza Level
R105. Trying on New Bootstraps: Self-Sustaining Models for Literary Magazines. (Steph Opitz, Jennifer Woods, Megan M. Garr, Halimah Marcus) As the university-supported literary magazine increasingly becomes a less viable model, literary magazines must find new methods for generating support. Publishers from Electric Literature, Versal, and the Lumberyard Magazine share their secrets.

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Room 204, Level 2
R259. Beyond Ekphrasis: The Pedagogy and Practice of Other Art Forms in the Creative Writing Classroom. (Rachel Marston, Caitlin Horrocks, Shena McAuliffe, Nicole Sheets, Robert Glick) Whether a text/image hybrid, such as the paintings of Frida Kahlo, or a photo/text novel like W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz, the combination of artistic media can create an emotional and intellectual power greater than its individual parts. Techniques used in painting, sculpture, and music can be invaluable in teaching the creative writer new ways to think about his or her work. In this panel, we’ll show you how, without outside expertise, you can bring other arts into the creative writing classroom.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Room 306, Level 3
S204. 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) Not every story is flattering, nor is every character. Nevertheless, nonfiction writers continue to document their lives and the lives of others, often at the risk of violating personal relationships. How should writers navigate between revealing the true nature of their subjects without alienating the people themselves? Join four writers as they explore the fine line between documentation and exploitation, among other ethical dilemmas inherent in writing of friends, family, and loved ones.

If you missed it, check out our Contributors Edition of what AWP panels we think you'll enjoy.

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