Back from #AWP17
Like thousands of other writers, I journeyed to our nation’s capital this past week for the latest gathering of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). And, I suspect also like many others, I’m still “processing” those days.
One definite highlight for me, however, was Thursday evening’s “off-site” event at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Fun fact: This panel event originated as an AWP session proposal. Which AWP rejected. Just another reminder that rejection doesn’t necessarily signal “the end.”)
I’m waiting for the video of “Memory Transferred: Voices from the Descendants of Destruction and Displacement” to be posted to the Museum’s YouTube channel. In the meantime, though, I can share one of the event’s photos.
Next Up on the Calendar
Meantime, I’m preparing for another pretty exciting event, happening right here in New York:
More about this one over here.
And Now For Something A Little Different: Two Poems Published by The Sunlight Press
They’re not focused on the Holocaust. In fact, they’re not even particularly “Jewish” pieces. But two poems of mine have just been published over on the beautiful new(ish) site of The Sunlight Press. I hope that you enjoy “Hypothetical Life” and “Ratatouille for One.”
Also, fellow writers: Do take note of The Sunlight Press. You’ll see that the site is carefully curated and maintained. Behind the scenes, the editors are lovely and gracious. And you’ll be paid for your published work. So take a look at what’s going on there, sign up for updates (I have!), and see if you may have something to send in, too.