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
WITS Alliance Reading | 5 pm
- Grand Hyatt Hotel (600 E Market St, 78205) in Bonham Room C (3rd floor)
Readers will include current and former WITS writers: Layla Al-Bedawi, Tina Cane, Raie Crawford, Ruth Dickey, Ayokunle Falomo, Patricia Garcia Soto, Allen Gee, Javan Howard, Monica Prince, Reyes Ramirez, Justin Rogers and more! Hosted by Emanuelee “Outspoken” Bean, the event is free and open to the public, and will include informational materials about WITS programs nationwide.
Friday, March 6, 2020
- Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
- La Villita Cafe (418 Villita St., San Antonio, TX 78205)
Join us as we chat over coffee about all things WITS. Learn how to start your own Writers in the Schools program, gain insights on expanding your program, and meet some of the wonderful people involved in the international WITS Alliance.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Panelists: Patricia Garcia Soto, Roberto Tejada, Renee Simms, Amina Gautier, 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, 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.