- 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. to noon Eastern:
Meet & Greet with Nathaniel Popkin, author of TO REACH THE SPRING. As a special guest, Nathaniel has invited Andri Magnason, one of Iceland's best-loved authors. Andri is the author of ON TIME AND WATER, a book of "narrative nonfiction" about the climate crisis. It's become a bestseller in Iceland, and an English translation is forthcoming this month from Open Letter. This conversation should be fascinating.
- 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central/1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern:
Meet & Greet with Justine Dymond, whose book THE EMIGRANT AND OTHER STORIES has won the Eludia Award from Hidden River Arts. The Eludia series publishes the first book-length fiction from women writers age 40 or above. The series has been extraordinary so far, and Justine's book, due out later this spring, is no exception. It focuses on "characters who experience life as foreigners, whether in their own countries or not." Very appropriate for this conference where we'll all feel like foreigners in Zoomland.
- 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Central/3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Eastern: Hours when we will be hanging out to talk with anyone who comes for a virtual visit. Please bring snacks.
These events are open only to people registered for the conference. However, in honor of AWP, we're offering three of our recent books at a 20% discount if you order direct from our distributor. Follow the links below and at checkout, in the line that says Enter Promo Code, type AWP20.
Nathaniel Popkin, TO REACH THE SPRING
Nathaniel Popkin, EVERYTHING IS BORROWED
Mark Lyons, HOMING: A MEMOIR
Update: Navigating the AWP site has been confusing for many. We will be in the Saturday Community Bookfair, which, as the name suggests, is on Saturday only. The link shown below will go live only on Saturday. You have to be registered for the conference for access. Be sure to have an adult beverage on hand for consolation if you get lost.