I’m in Minneapolis for AWP–the annual conference for writers, teachers, students, editors, publishers. 12,000 of us. It’s all of 8:00 pm and yes, I have retreated to my hotel room.
I love seeing friends from workshops and from VCFA and writers I’ve corresponded with over the years. There are panels and a book fair. It’s all great fun, but, as you might imagine, it’s also exhausting, social butterfly that I am not.
If you’d like to get a feel for what’s going on here, just plug #awp2015 into Twitter…
So here I am, in my pjs, in my bed, a glass of wine to my right, in my lovely hotel room, writing this post and I couldn’t be happier.
I am the same, and I am good with that.
Nice to know, Katherine. And I’m good with it too.
That sounds exactly like me at AWPs! I love the evening decompress. It’s crucial.
Ha! Who is it who goes to all these parties at night???
Jane, sorry you’re not here! Loved your blog post about why you wish you were: https://janewriterwrites.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/what-jane-wants-to-do-most-at-awp/
Thank you, Cynthia! I’m already planning on LA. Until then, I’ll be creeping on all the #AWP2015 tweets! Enjoy yourself.
I am 100% the same way! In fact supposed to have dinner out with friends tonight and tomorrow night with another couple and I already have tremendous agita about it. Don’t know why I committed (ages ago). xox
Lindsey, it’s very nice to know it’s not just an age thing : )
I would LOVE to know some of the authors in attendance….
Chris, here goes: Pam Houston, Cheryl Strayed, Alexander Chee, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Makkai, Alan Heathcock, Claire Vaye Watkins, Laura van den Berg, Kwame Dawes, Lidia Yuknavitch, Ted Kooser, Charles Baxter, Karen Russell, Louise Erdrich, Claudia Rankine, Dean Bakopoulos, Jamie Quattro, Tom Barbash, Sue William Silverman, Summer Wood and about 12,000 more!!!
lol…if I’m not exhausted, I’m enjoying the friends I never see 🙂
Sounds good, Donna!