Third Man Books at AWP 2018
THE AWP CONFERENCE March 7-10 at the Tampa Convention Center is best described as the SXSW of the book world. Instead of bands, there are writers. Instead of record labels, there are book publishers. Also like SXSW, the AWP Conference has many informative panels and a slew of offsite events. If you are a book lover, consider joining 15,000 of your friends in Tampa, FL, for one weekend when all the talk is about the written word. Scroll down to learn about our offsite party and Third Man Books related panels at the conference. All of our books and a few surprises will also be available for purchase; we will be at table 621 at the conference bookfair, and will be open to the public on Saturday: imagine shopping at the biggest book store in the world.
Birds, LLC, Black Ocean, Small Beer Press, Third Man Books, Brokenmold Entertainment presents an off-site AWP Reading, Rock Show, & Dance Party:
Friday, March 9
Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe
5119 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL
Abbey Mei Otis
Caroline Randall Williams
Music by Jacuzzi Boys
post reading dance party!
For more details about the event and the performers, please go to: FB INVITE
TMB poet CIONA ROUSE will also be reading at another off-site event:
Poetry and Jazz: Nashville and Sewanee Writers Reunion
Thursday, March 8 at 9 PM - 12 AM EST
Mar 8 at 9 PM to Mar 9 at 12 AM EST
The Attic at Rock Brothers
1510 E 8th Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605
It will be an eclectic night of poetry featuring some of Nashville's finest and Sewanee Writers' Conference Alums! Readings from Ciona Rouse, Edgar Kunz, Tiana Clark, Eileen Rush, Ashley Keyser, and Lizabeth Yandel, with some original music to wrap up the night. Come through!
For more details about the event and the performers, please go to: FB INVITE.
located at conference TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER.
S287. Smells like Teen Spirit: Writing Pop Music as Resistance in Poetry (TMB: Kendra DeColo & Chet Weise)
Room 23, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
What do poems inspired by Rihanna’s BBHMM and a Grecian Urn have in common? How does the relationship between pop music and poetry subvert/expand the tradition of ekphrasis? In this panel, five poets will discuss the influence of pop music on their writing, examining how their poems internalize the aesthetics of defiance/resistance inherent in music they love. They will read from work that looks at the ways pop deepens/troubles our notions of identity and desire to create urgent works of art. Tiana Clark, Kendra DeColo, Adrian Matejka, Chet Weise, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_detail/11074
R266. This Pussy Fights Back: Poems of Witness & Resistance (TMB: Kendra DeColo)
Grand Salon D, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
F128. How We (Creative) Teach: Close Hyper Machine (TMB: Abraham Smith)
Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
(Ben Gunsberg, Elizabeth Hutton, Abraham Smith, Sarah Blackman, Jennifer Colville)
The web is where today’s students do some of their most creative thinking. Yet most creative writing pedagogy stays fixed on static fields of text. Can instructors stay true to the field’s text-based fundamentals while also experimenting with the digital world’s generative, diverse, and multiple sensory streams? Bringing together secondary, college, and graduate-level instructors, this panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of expanding creative writing pedagogy’s semiotic reach.