Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Issues @ the 2009 AWP Conference in Chicago

If you're like us, you're probably already making plans for AWP, scheduling out every minute. But in all the rushing about at AWP, make sure to come visit the New Issues tables (451 & 452) at the AWP Bookfair in the Hilton Chicago, Northwest Hall, Lower Level. We'll have a special conference discount on all our titles, plus the steal-of-the-day on scratch and dent copies. See you there!

Bookfair Book Signings:
Friday, Feb 13:
10-11: Sandra Beasley
11-12: Elaine Sexton
3-4: Jericho Brown

Saturday, Feb 14:
10-11: Mark Irwin
1-2: Myronn Hardy

Special Events:

Friday, 1:30-2:45 p.m. - AWP Award Series Reading. (Sharon Dolin, Scott Blackwood, David Vann, and Sharon White) A reading featuring AWP's 2007 Award Series winners.

Friday, 4:30-5:45 p.m. - Herb Scott Tribute. (Beth Martinelli, Malena Morling, Metta Sama, Shirley Clay Scott, James D'Agostino, Gladys Cardiff) The panelists will pay tribute to poet, editor, mentor, professor, and husband, Herb Scott, author of Groceries, Disguises, and Sleeping Woman, editor of New Issues Press, and professor at Western Michigan University. Herb Scott passed in February 2006, and this panel will present a multitude of voices to remember the many sides to Scott, to discuss the importance of building communities, mentoring, and small presses, and to recall his voice by reading some of his work.

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