The University of Nebraska Press is ready to make a splash at the AWP16 Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles, California. Below find a list of dates and times where you can meet our authors to have your books signed and writing-related questions answered.

Author signings at booth 1401:



Patrick Madden

Friday, April 1 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Sublime Physick

“Madden’s work combines elegance with a bumptiousness, illustrating the messy character of human language and lives.”—Publishers Weekly





Julie Riddle

Friday, April 1 from 3 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Solace of Stones

“She writes with admirable grace, clear and straightforward, with just the right touch of poetic sensibility.”—Last Best News






Joey Franklin

Saturday, April 2 from noon until 1:00 p.m.

My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married

“I suspect even Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens—both outspoken atheists—would read this essay and have to concede, ‘Yeah, that’s just astonishingly beautiful.'”—Brevity Magazine









Sue Silverman, The Pat Boone Fan Club


Thursday, March 31 from noon until 1:15 p.m. “To Hell and Back: Trauma and the Transformational Arc in Personal Narrative”


Jennifer Perrine, No Confession, No Mass


Thursday, March 31 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. “How Gay Is This Book?: 21st Century Approaches to the LGBTQ Classroom”


Sonja Livingston, Queen of the Fall


Thursday, March 31 from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. “CRUX Nonfiction Series Reading: Sonja Livingston and Debra Monroe”


Mimi Schwartz, Good Neighbors, Bad Times


Thursday, March 31 from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. “Old Neighborhoods, New Locales: How Place Shapes Our Writing and Our Literary Identities”


Peggy Shumaker, Just Breathe Normally


Thursday, March 31 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. “Writing at the Edge of the Continent”

Friday, April 1 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. “A Tribute to and Celebration of Eloise Klein Healy”


Matthew Gavin Frank, Pot Farm


Friday, April 1 from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. “Revising Nonfiction: Surprise, Reflection, and Telling the Truth”

Saturday, April 2 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.”Where Community and Culture Collide: 15 Years of the YMCA’s Downtown Writers Center”


Sonya Huber, Opa Nobody


Friday, April 1 from noon to 1:15 p.m. “A 50-Year Retrospective on Gay Talese’s ‘Frank Sinatra Has a Cold'”

Friday, April 1 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. “The Multimodal Workshop: Digital Pedagogy for Creative Writing Students”


Allison Hedge Coke, Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer


Friday, April 1 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. “A 40-Year Indigenous Literary Legacy: Tribute for Acoma Pueblo Writer Simon J. Ortiz”


Barrie Jean Borich, Body Geographic


Friday April 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. “Story as Survival: LGBTQ Memoir”


Susan Suntree, Sacred Sites


Friday, April 1 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. “Poetry Los Angeles: Reading the Essential Poems of the City”


Patrick Madden, Sublime Physick and David Lazar, Occasional Desire


Friday, April 1 from 4:30 until 5:45 p.m. “After Montaigne, Before Sunrise: Teaching and Writing about the Essays”


Amina Gautier, Now We Will Be Happy


Saturday, April 2 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. “Invisible to Whom?: Black Fiction Writers on Craft and the White Gaze”


Joey Franklin, My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married


Saturday, April 2 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. “Truth and Consequences: The Essential Role of Research in Creative Nonfiction”


Orlando Menes, Fetish


Saturday, April 2 from 3:00 until 4:15 p.m. “Translation in the Creative Writing Classroom: A Dire Necessity in Our Global Culture”

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