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
Doors 7pm
Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe
5119 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL

Chase Berggrun
Dan Hoy
Lauren Hunter
Juan Martinez
Abbey Mei Otis
Zachary Schomburg
Abraham Smith
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.


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

Despite significant advances made in the fight for women’s equality over the past fifty years, there still exists a deeply entrenched hatred of and prejudice against women and girls across the globe. As manifested during the 2016 US presidential campaign and election, sexism is not only alive and well, it is thriving. Five award-winning poets share poems of witness and resistance, shedding necessary light on the realities lurking behind the myth that we live in a postfeminist society.


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.