We’re excited to be one of the sponsors of the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles. Official events kick-off on Thursday, March 31st and run through the weekend…but our folks will be doing events all week long. If you’re visiting the Bookfair, we’ll be housed in booth #710, where we’ll have information about the program, sample residency schedules, candy, water, pens, bookmarks, copies of our faculty and student books, and plenty of students, alums, and faculty who would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Here’s where you can find individual UCR Low Residency MFA people during the week:
Colby Buzzell is on the following panel:
Iraq Veteran-Writers 10 Years Later: Words After Words After War Room 408 A, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm This panel features four accomplished veteran-writers who each served in Iraq between 2003 and 2005, in conversation about the long-lasting consequences of their experience of war. Looking back, the panel asks its participants to reflect on their service and their writing about war. Looking forward, it asks them about current writing projects that directly or indirectly address the ongoing importance of the Iraq War in their own lives, the lives of other veterans, and the life of the nation.
Tod Goldberg signs Gangsterland at the Counterpoint Press booth (#201) at 2pm on March 31st and 10:30am on April 2nd.
Kari Hawkey at the Smartish Pace booth.
Anthony McCann curates The Wave Books & Machine Project 5 Day Poetry Marathon. Of all the poetry events going on this week, this is the one to go to. Plus, you have five days to make it happen.
Ruth Nolan will be signing at the Red Hen Press book site (909-911-913) Thursday, March 31 from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM for her short story, “Palimpsest,” which is included in LA Fiction Anthology: Southland Stories by Southland Writers, published by Red Hen Press, 2016.
Thursday, March 31 at 7pm Continental Club, 116 West 4th St. Los Angeles 90013 An AWP Off-site Reading Sponsored by Why There Are Words. Featured readings by: Stacy Bierlein Carmiel Banasky Jan M Ellison Meg Howrey Gallagher Lawson Patrick O’Neil Marisa Silver J Ryan Stradal Hosted by Peg Alford Pursell (www.pegalfordpursell.com)
Saturday, April 2, 3pm-415pm Room 506, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level S259. Celebrating the Unnamed Press: A New Home for Contemporary Authors in Los Angeles. (C.P. Heiser, Gallagher Lawson, Esmé Weijun Wang, Fabienne Josaphat, Margaret Wappler) Join the Unnamed Press for a celebration of Los Angeles’s new home for contemporary fiction from around the world. Hosted by Unnamed Press founder and publisher C. P. Heiser, this reading showcases the diversity and breadth of what the Unnamed Press publishes. Unnamed brings international perspectives and previously unheard voices to the forefront of the literary conversation. Interspersed with questions and commentary, four talented new authors read from their recent debut novels.
Douglas Wood will be reading at The Last Bookstore on Tuesday at 7:30pm
Maggie Downs Pick up the anthology “Nomfiction,” which features a new essay by Maggie, at table 341 by Little Fiction/Big Truths.
David Ulin is on the following panels:
Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction Room 515 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level Friday, April 1, 2016 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, the fourth in a series of anthologies edited by the late Judith Kitchen (this one with co-editor Dinah Lenney), includes 77 authors, a significant number of whom live, work, and teach in LA. Four such authors read and talk about their essays, as well as other aspects of writing, teaching, and appreciating long- and short-form nonfiction.
Helping: A Tribute to Robert Stone Diamond Salon 6&7, JW Marriott LA, 3rd Floor Saturday, April 2, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm On his passing in January 2015, Robert Stone was hailed as one of the most significant American novelists of the last half-century—a chronicler of disillusionment and moral disorder in post-Vietnam America, and of the often disastrous consequences of American idealism abroad. This panel gathers friends, colleagues, and former students of Stone to read excerpts of his work and share stories and tributes to his legacy.