Monday, February 24, 2014


The last AWP on the West Coast (or at least, the last one I attended) was in Vancouver, BC in 2005. It was the only other time I was able to drive to the conference, and therefore pack all my extrys. You know, like more than 3.4 ounces of hair conditioner? A printer? Because, I really, really need to know if something needs printing, I'm hooked up.

Today I am fixing to make a tentative schedule regarding panels, parties, readings and the like. I'm just going to throw out a few possibilities here, and invite anyone to slap up their shout-outs in the comments section:

Thursday afternoon: Panel. Relationship Memoir, Living Through it.
Room 202, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 2
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Thursday night. Party: Writers’ Shindig
6-8pm at Sorrento Hotel Fireside Lounge
900 Madison

And then, of course, the Annie Proulx keynote. Duh!

Friday morning. Panel: Stoking the Fire feat. bestie Teri Carter
Rm 101, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 1
9:00 am to 10:15 am 

Friday noon. Panel: Full Disclosure feat. another bestie, Lidia Yuknavitch
Redwood Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm 

Friday afternoon. Panel: Plotting the Realist Novel (because, friends, I need this more than anything!)
Room 400, Washington State Convention Center, Level 4
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

  • Here's where I'll be a lot of Thursday:  The LitReactor booth at 717.
  • The kind and generous women of Unchaste will have my books for sale at G8, and I'll try to wangle a sign time (meet and greet and stuff) on Saturday (when, thank god, the fair is open to the public). I'll tweet times and so forth with the #AWP14 hashtag.
  • Meet the lovely people behind WriteLife, stop by to say hi to Erin and Cindy at T2.
  • Want a sneak peek at Tom Spanbauer's new book? Don't forget to check out Hawthorne Books at CC38.
Oh, and I'll be reading with my buddies at Elliott Bay on Saturday night! I'm pretty sure tickets are gone, but you can always reach me via email if you'd like to get a signed copy of my book! (Or buy from the bookstore, they have a stock of them there as well.)

And speaking of the Elliott Bay pj party on March 1st, it's a good thing I'm driving because I've got to bring the pillows!

Who's going to AWP???


  1. Anonymous6:18 AM

    Looks like I have a similar schedule! Can't wait to see you.

    1. Synchronize watches.... I mean, phones.

    2. Anonymous11:49 AM

      Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! --- it's all going to be awesome (and that's a word I don't throw around).


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