Our next book, Ways of Walking, won't quite be ready for the AWP conference in Philadelphia, but we'll be celebrating it anyway, with handouts, a preorder discount code, and a sample booklet. Look for us at the Blue Stoop table (T1108) in the Bookfair exhibit at the Convention Center.
In conjunction with Ways of Walking, and out of compassion for those who can't listen to fellow writers chatter for more than four hours at a time, we're hosting an afternoon of walks outside the convention center, guided by contributors to the book. These will take place on Friday, March 25, between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. The walks will vary in length and destination, and we promise not to get you lost in the all-too-square layout of downtown Philly. It'll be fun!
The meetup site will be the Blue Stoop table at the Bookfair. The walks are also open to writers not at the conference; to join from outdoors, hang out at the NE corner of Arch St. and Broad St. by the time listed below for your walk. The walk leaders will stop by that corner to check for eager participants.
Here are the planned routes, durations, and starting times (but check in with us at the table for any late changes):
2:00: Market Street East and Independence Mall, 2 hours
2:00: Delaware Riverfront, 2 hours
2:30: Society Hill to Queen Village, 1 hour
3:00: Italian Market, 1 hour
3:30: Rittenhouse Square, 1 hour
4:00: Eraserhood/Ridge Avenue (1/2 hour)
(The originally planned 3:30 walk to Logan Circle has been canceled because of a family emergency.)
We hope to see a lot of people we know and meet a lot of new writers.