#AWP18 Preview

The AWP Conference & Bookfair begins this week in Tampa! Visit the University of Nebraska Press at booth 535 & 537, Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For a full overview of the conference, visit awpwriter.org.

And be sure to add these UNP events to your AWP schedule!

Thursday, March 8

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. In-booth signing for When We Were Ghouls

Amy E. Wallen is associate director at the New York State Writers Institute and teaches creative writing at the University of California, San Diego Extension. Her first novel, Moon Pies and Movie Stars, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. In-booth signing for Telling Stories

Lee Martin is a distinguished professor of English and teaches creative writing at Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Such a Life (Nebraska, 2012), From Our House (Nebraska, 2009), The Bright Forever (finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction), and Turning Bones (Nebraska, 2003).

Book Launch for Thinking Continental
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
All are welcome in meeting room 7 in the Marriott Waterside on the second floor. Help launch this multi-genre edited collection of original essays, poetry, and new forms that connect the local with the planetary in a fresh eco-conscious vibe. Attending contributors: Rick Van Noy, Pam Uschuk, Kimberly Blaeser, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Eamonn Wall, Elizabeth Dodd, David Lloyd, Drucilla Wall (editor), and more.

Friday, March 9

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. In-booth signing for Siberian Exile 

Julija Šukys is an assistant professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (Nebraska, 2012) and Silence Is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout (Nebraska, 2007).

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. In-booth signing for I’ll Be Your Mirror

David Lazar is a professor of creative writing and English at Columbia College Chicago. He is the editor of the journal Hotel Amerika and the author of several books, including Who’s Afraid of Helen of Troy: An Essay on Love and Occasional Desire: Essays (Nebraska, 2013).

Saturday, March 10

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. In-booth signing for When History Is Personal

Mimi Schwartz is a professor emerita in the writing program at Stockton University. She is the award-winning author of Good Neighbors, Bad Times: Echoes of My Father’s German Village (Nebraska, 2008) and Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (Nebraska, 2003) and is the coauthor of Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction. Her essays have been widely anthologized, and ten of them have been listed as Notables in the Best American Series.

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