WITS Alliance @ #AWP20 | Booth #1445
San Antonio, TX | March 4-7, 2020
WITS Alliance | AWP 2020 Panels + Meetings
Thursday March 5, 2020
- Room 207, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday March 6, 2020
- Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday March 7, 2020
- Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Panelists: Ramiza Koya, Roberto Tejada, Renee Simms, Devin Samuels, Kathryn Savage
The writing life can be lonely and isolating. Often, we look to mentors to provide feedback, guidance, and connection. A bad mentor can stop inspiration and motivation. A good mentor can lead to a lifelong friendship. What does it mean to be a good mentor? Five writers will discuss their experience with previous mentors and what lessons they’ve learned about mentorship.
- Room 207 | Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Panelists: Harriet Riley, Becca Wadlinger, Long Chu, Keith S. Wilson, Megan Peak
In an increasingly competitive academic job market, many writers are seeking alternative career pathways where they know their creative and critical thinking skills will make an impact— and they’ll be able to pay their bills. Five writers will discuss how they arrived in industries outside academia, offering tips on pursuing a meaningful career and sustaining a vibrant professional life as a writer.