chicago09s-1This year’s Association of Writers and Writing Program‘s Conference is in Chicago and 12th Street is attending! Not only does AWP have amazing panels and readings planned for us, but we’ve got some ideas of how to share the conference with you!

Live Blogging!  If we’re there, you’re there too. We’ll keep you abreast of what is happening in the world of writing programs.

Video Blogging! We’re attaching some faces to these names and will be introducing you to new writers as well as some of our readers.

Puppets! More info to come…

Interviews and Readings! We’ve got lists of people we want to highlight and share with you, and lots of people we’re excited to meet ourselves.

Chicago is a great town, but it is mid-February, after all, so we’ll be spending much of our time indoors at our 12th Street table and wandering around to other journal’s and writing program’s tables. We’ll also be listening to one panel after another and sharing it all with you.

So, I’m encouraging you, our readers, who are a huge part of why we are going to AWP, to log on to AWP’s website, check out the schedules and let us know if there is something you’d like to know. Is there a panel you’d like to hear about? A person you’d like to hear read? Questions you want asked?  Let us know!  We leave next Thursday…