Three quick items.
1. On my agenda: Over the past week I’ve finalized a number of upcoming events: panels, readings, and seminars. Check the “Events” page for details.
2. Speaking of events: One that I hadn’t planned attending—this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference—has had a dramatic week, with discussions swirling around the organization’s decision to continue holding the conference (which was expected to draw many thousands of writers to San Antonio) and individual writers’ and presses’ decisions not to make the trip. In the wake of all of this, a number of efforts seem to be developing to “virtualize” conference elements, such as the popular Bookfair. See, for instance, tweets at the #VirtualAWPBookfair hashtag, and this collection of special deals.
3. ICYMI: The latest issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers on Friday. This month’s feature article focuses on some tried-and-true, free-and-easy beginning book-promo tips. And of course, you’ll find the usual panoply of fee-free, paying opportunities listed within, too.