Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We're off to AWP!

Split This Rock will be hangin' at AWP, the annual mash-up of Associated Writers and Writing Programs, taking over the Colorado Convention Center in Denver this week.

If you'll be there, check us out at the following spots:

Come say Hi and write a haiku post card to President Obama at Split This Rock's table at the bookfair. We'll be at Table #I21. (That's the letter "I," followed by the number 21.) You know the good man needs to hear fro...m you!

Then check out the Split This Rock panel, "Don't You Hear This Hammer Ring? Socially Engaged Poetry in the Age of Obama," Saturday, April 10, 9-10:15 am, Colorado Convention Center, Street Level, 103-105. Discussing the current state of poetry of provocation and witness will be 2008 featured poet Naomi Ayala, John Murillo, and Split This Rock Co-Directors Sarah Browning and Melissa Tuckey.

Sarah will also be on an encore of a panel that was part of Split This Rock 2010, "The War Is Not Over: Writing About Iraq and the Case of the Mutanabbi Street Coalition," organized by Persis Karim. This panel takes place on Thursday, April 8, at the more civilized hour of 4:30-5:45 pm, Mineral Hall, Hyatt Regency Denver, 3rd Floor. Other panelists are Beau Beausoleil, 2010 featured poet Sinan Antoon, and Evelyn So.

And another reprised panel from Split This Rock:

Event Title: Birth and the Politics of Motherhood in Poetry
Event Participants: Melisa ‘Misha’ Cahnmann-Taylor, Alicia Ostriker, Beth Ann Fennelly, Diana Garcia
Scheduled Day: Thursday, April 8
Scheduled Time: 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Scheduled Room: 205 - CCC

You can check out the entire AWP schedule here:

We'll be blogging from the conference, including posting some of our favorite haikus written to President Obama each day, so keep checking back.

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