I’m so grateful to those writers who are sharing their AWP wisdom with those of us who couldn’t make it to Chicago for the conference. For instance, throughout this week, Chloe Yelena Miller is posting presentations from a panel titled “Will Write for Food: Writers Working Outside Academia.”
Attention, biographers: The Leon Levy Center for Biography is planning what looks to be a phenomenal (and free!) conference in New York for Thursday, March 29. I’ll keep an eye out for any videos that become available for those of us who can’t attend (even if we live in New York).
On the #writerwithadayjob theme: Check out “A Day in the Life,” a post by Eric Weinstein on the Ploughshares blog.
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