AWP13 – My first writing conference

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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.