I’ll be at the AWP Conference in Chicago this year. Take a look at the events I’ll be participating in:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
The Rock Bottom, One West Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

2012 Festival of Language  (More info)

A festival of readers presented in three 90-mimute sessions will include the following readers: Janeé J Baugher, Jane L Carman, Leslie R. Carman, Pankaj Challa, Ryan Clark, Ewa Chrusciel, Jordan Cox, Ricardo Cortez Cruz, Cortez Cruz, Michelle Cusack, John Domini, Kate Dusenbury, Amy Eggert, Dina Elenbogen, Andy Farnsworth, Gina Frangello, Jeff Grieneisen, Gabriel Gudding, Steve Halle, David Hamilton, Elizabeth Hatmaker, Quintus Havis, Tom C Hunley, Kass Fleisher, Karla Kelsey, Janice Lee, Dan Libman, Alan Lin, Anna March, Michael Mejia, Kathleen Miller, R.B. Moreno, Evan Nave, Daniel Nester, Kirk Nesset, Lance Olsen, Lasantha Rodrigo, Scott Sands, Davis Schneiderman, Anna Joy Springer, David Stevenson, Steve Tomasula, Meg Tuite, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Holms Troelstrup, Robert Vaughn, Erika Wurth, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Kirstin Hotelling Zona.

(I’ll be reading between 7:15 PM and 8:45 PM)


Thursday, March 1, 2012
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Lake Michigan Room, Hilton Chicago

AWP PANEL –  Fata Morgana: Literature Spread Thick as a (Re)flex(i-on) of Technology and Time
Jane L. Carman, Debra Di Blasi, Steve Tomasula, Anna Joy Springer, Janice Lee
Examining the affects of multiple aesthetics on readers, this panel will discuss literature that reaches beyond the page into the realms of music, the Internet, fine art, science and pop culture. The sweeping interests of readers transcend the page as art and technology coincide with text or as pop culture and history are appropriated, formulated into artistic vision. Panelists will examine how the reader is thereby invited to reimagine literature’s form and function within a multimodal culture.


Friday, March 2, 2012
10:30 AM  Reading with Black Warrior Review Contributors
by LL Elevators (More details here)


Friday, March 2, 2012
1 – 3 PM Author Signing (I’ll be signing copies of Daughter)
Jaded Ibis Press Table (I22)


Friday, March 2, 2012
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM (Doors open at 8:15 pm)
Outer Space Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Table X/Y Party & Reading Experiment (More info)

Organized cacophony. Writers from 32 small presses read simultaneously in one space!

(I’ll be reading at 10 PM)