listening_room-by-magritte.jpgThe WITS Alliance will be participating in the AWP Conference 2008 in New York Jan.30 – Feb.2. Participants in the conference can attend six panels, an open meeting, and a reception.  Unfortunately the conference is sold out, so this announcement only pertains to writers who are already registered.  The  WITS Alliance HQ at AWP Book Fair will be at the American Short Fiction Booth # B105.  Here’s the schedule. 

WEDNESDAY, 1/30/08

WITS Open Membership Meeting    4:30 – 6:30 pm   Clinton Suite, Hilton, 2nd
Floor (all conference participants are welcome)

THURSDAY 1/31/08

3 pm   Panel.  Writers in the Schools  Panelists:  Robin Reagler, Paul Shaffer,
Michelle Kotler, Sean Nevins, and Leslie Schwartz, moderated by Adam
Somers   Conf Room L, Sheraton

4:30 pm  Panel.  See Spot Run. Panelists: John Oliver Simon, Jack McBride,
Stacy McKenna.  NY Suite, Hilton 4th floor

7 pm    WITS Reception at AWP   Hosted by Toi Derricotte, Ron Padgett, and Phillip Lopate      Morgan Suite, Hilton, 2nd Floor

FRIDAY 2/1/08

9 am       Panel.  WITS International – Representing Britain, Canada,
and Europe, Anne Caldwell, Loyal Miles, and one other, moderated by
Amy Swauger

10:30 am    Panel.  Writers Beyond the Schools: Bao-Long Chu, Valerie Kinloch,
Merna Hecht, Margot Galt, and Corie Feiner.  Conference Room L,


9 am        Breakfast @ T & W (520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2020) for
original 9 member groups only

1:30 pm    Panel.  All About the Heart: Writers Discuss Their Work with
Children.  Panelists: Terry Blackhawk, Lolita Hernandez, Paul Lisicky,
and Farnoosh Moshiri, moderated by Robin Reagler    Conference Room L,

1:30 pm    Panel.  Alternatives to Academia.   Panelists: Melanie Moore,
Kathleen Jesme, Russell Chamberlain, Bruce Morrow, Michele Kotler, and
Vincent Passaro.  Conference Room D, Sheraton

Primary Contact: Robin Reagler


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