Since we were experiencing shitty weather in Boston and usually not too many people will venture out to visit the gallery when it’s raining or snowing, I opted to spend the weekend at my very first writing conference––AWP13, organized by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
There is a two-fold reason that I wanted to attend AWP: The first reason is, I like writing and I like reading journals. The second reason is, many of these literary journals and books are using photography more often on their covers and I wanted to connect with them and introduce them to my gallery and the artists that I represent.
I attended this event on Friday and Saturday, sat through a few panel discussions and cruised through the book fair. The panels were jammed packed––I’m talking fire hazard packed! I’m glad I used the coat check––it might have been cold and snowy outside, however it was a heat box in there!
The book fair was well-attended and was located on two floors. I actually got confused walking through it and realized that I was going in circles. I took multiple passes on many booths. I had a good time talking with all of the vendors and made some new friends on Twitter. I got tons of shwag that I’m still sifting through.
I’m looking forward to my next literary conference in May, Grub Street‘s The Muse and The Marketplace.