Advice for the AWP Newbie from an AWP Oldie

brevity blog awp graphicAdvice for the AWP Newbie from an AWP Oldie. By Suzanne Roberts, Brevity Blog.

Pace Yourself. Put together a schedule of things you want to attend, but don’t try to go to a panel in every time slot. Shoot for no more than two panels a day, and try to hit the keynote readings. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I got to see people like W.S. Merwin, Seamus Heaney, Grace Paley, and Dereck Walcott read now that they are gone.  Seeing these luminaries was more memorable than those times I went to a 26-person marathon reading in a crowded bar with bad free beer…


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