Brevity’s AWP 2016 Round-Up
March 28, 2016 § Leave a comment
For only the second time in our 19-year existence, Brevity will be braving the AWP bookfair with a gloriously claustrophobic table, and we encourage you to drop by, say hello, purchase a free subscription, and leave chocolate that you have pilfered from other tables on our table. You can find us at table #620 (see our extremely detailed illustration below.)
We will also be doing a series of book signings, featuring Brevity editors and frequent contributors. Here are the deets:
Thursday, 3 to 4 pm, Brevity special projects editor Sarah Einstein will be signing copies of Mot: A Memoir (winner of the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction), the story of her unlikely friendship with a homeless veteran.
Friday, 10 to 11 am, Assistant Editor Penny Guisinger will be selling and signing copies of Postcards from Here.
Friday, 11 am to 12 noon, frequent Brevity contributor Sonja Livingston will sign copies of Ladies Night at the Dreamland, essays that combine memory, research, and imagination to illuminate the lives of historic women, and Queen of the Fall: a memoir of girls and goddesses.
Friday, 3 to 4 pm, Brevity founder and editor Dinty W. Moore will be signing copies of Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, a book filled with odd and occasionally dangerous advice on writing and cannibals.
Saturday, 11 am to 12 noon: frequent Brevity contributor Diane Seuss will be signing copies of Four-Legged Girl, a collection of poems from Graywolf Press, 2015.
In Panel activity:
Fri, 12 to 1:15 pm. A 50-Year Retrospective on Gay Talese’s “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, with Rachael Hanel, Sonya Huber, Bronson Lemer, and Brevity large animal trainer Dinty W. Moore. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” Gay Talese’s Esquire essay that showed us a new approach to the long-form essay, which continues to inspire new generations of writers. Room 503, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level.
Fri, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm. AWP Award Series Reading, featuring our special projects editor Sarah Einstein reading from Mot: A Memoir, the story of her unlikely friendship with a homeless veteran. Room 503, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level.
Thursday, 1:30 pm. Brevity Assistant Editor Alexis Paige will be on the panel, “Writing and Trauma,” with Debra Marquart, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Richard Hoffman, and Ruthie Rohde. Marriott Gold Salon 3
Saturday, 4:30 pm. Brevity Assistant Editor Alexis Paige will be on the panel, “Calling White Allies: What White Writers Can Do to Foster Inclusion and Support People of Color,” with Katie Bickham, Tim Seibles, and Alexs Pate. Convention Center, Room 409 AB.
And some Brevity folks signing at other tables and reading at Off-Site Events:
Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Julie Riddle, Brevity craft essay editor, will sign copies of her new memoir The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness, at the Artsmith table, #1610
Friday, noon – 1 pm. Assistant Editor Penny Guisinger will be selling and signing copies of Postcards from Here at the Fourth Genre table.
Friday, 3-4 pm. Julie Riddle, Brevity craft essay editor, will sign her new memoir The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness, at the University of Nebraska Press table, #1401
Friday, 6 pm. Bonaventure Brewing Company (404 S. Figueroa St), Assistant Editor Penny Guisinger will participate in a reading with Under the Gum Tree and Fourth Genre.