Stringing for “Brevity”: the Second of Three.

Continuing to tell the world about covering AWP panels for my bucket-list mag, Brevity:

When they talk about “distinguished panelists,” they are not kidding. One of my favorite writers, Mimi Schwartz (Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed), the editor of one of my favorite magazines, Joe Mackall (River Teeth Journal); and Philip Lopate (Philip Lopate).

“Speaking after Phillip Lopate must be like what Danny DeVito feels, at a bar with Brad Pitt. They’re not there for you but there is decent overflow.”

Joe Mackall

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Stringing for “Brevity”: The First of Three.

A dream-come-true gig as a result of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference: I covered three panels for one of my bucket list literary magazines.

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Out of the Classroom: Possible Adventures in Creative Writing

Panelists: Philip Graham, Dinty W. Moore, Harmony Neal, and Dana Sokolowski.

You want them to write outside their comfort zone.

Or outside themselves.

Or just outside.

Philip Graham said, “I could barely get under-graduates to cross the street”—let alone be so adventurous as to reach into a cow’s stomach. Which ended up happening, after a great deal of effort toward adventure-taking. The CNF movement calls it Immersion.

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