Conversations and Connections Conference
If you’re anywhere near DC on April 11th, like within 250 miles I guess, you’ll want to sign up for the Conversations and Connections conference. It’ll be like AWP but with panels that are worth attending. There’s one about flash fiction and one about contests and I’m sitting on one that Reb Livingston put together about new ways to publish stuff. There’s a lot more, too, like craft lectures — but what I’m most looking forward to is the speed dating thing where I get ten minutes to be helpful talking face to face with people about their poetry. In such a short amount of time I’m sure I will be accidentally offensive, so this conference will be worth attending just to witness some lady kick the shit out of me with her purse.
Seriously, I recommend Conversations and Connections highly. It’s put together by the great people at Barrelhouse and a couple other journals and schools. A bunch of HTML Giant friends will be there. Plus you make the admission fee back in swag — a free book and a subscription to a journal.
Oh yeah, Amy Hempel is the keynote.