AGNI at AWP in San Antonio
Reluctantly and with regret, AGNI had to withdraw from the 2020 conference to help keep the more at-risk members of our community safe from the possible spread of coronavirus. We very much hope to see you next year in Kansas City!
The annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference takes place this year in San Antonio, Texas, from March 4th to 7th—will you be there? If so, here’s where you can find us:
Throughout the conference:
Find us in the Bookfair at T1229. We’ll have current and past issues available for sale, and would love to chat!
Thursday, March 5th
9:00–10:15 a.m. (Room 211, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level) AGNI Poetry Editor Jennifer Kwon Dobbs will join a panel discussion called “Translating the Untranslatable: A Reading of International Experimental Poetry,” alongside moderator Larissa Shmailo, Marc Vincenz, Hélène Cardona, and Michelle Gil-Montero.
3:00–3:30 p.m. (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Booth 1133, 1134) AGNI Assistant Poetry Editor Esteban Rodriguez will be signing his poetry collection In Bloom.
4:00–6:00 p.m. (The Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St., San Antonio) AGNI Poetry Editor Jennifer Kwon Dobbs will be reading from her work at the launch of the Orison Books anthology The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, along with fellow contributors Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Marianne Chan, Jennifer S. Cheng, Leslieann Hobayan, Su Hwang, Vandana Khanna, Timothy Liu, Joseph O. Legaspi, Faisal Mohyuddin, Michelle Peñaloza, Purvi Shah, Sun Yung Shin, and Adeeba Shahid Talukder.
4:30–6:00 p.m. (The Amp Room, 2407 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio) AGNI Fiction Editor Emma Copley Eisenberg will participate in Debut-Palooza! reading alongside fellow 2020 debut authors Megan Giddings, Kelli Jo Ford, Meng Jin, Fowzia Karimi, Hilary Leichter, Magha Majumdar, Sara Sligar, Mary South, and Meredith Talusan.
Friday, March 6th
1:45–3:00 p.m.: Two options!
(Room 217D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level) AGNI Coeditor Sven Birkerts will discuss writing about craft as part of the panel “Beyond How-To: The Art of the Craft Essay.” Moderated by K.L. Cook, the panel will also feature Margot Livesey and Christopher Castellani.
(Room 213, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level) AGNI Reviews Editor Rachel Mennies will participate in a panel called “‘I Leave You This Poem’: A Tribute to Chana Bloch,” which will honor the life of this celebrated poet and translator, who died in 2017.
3:20–4:35 p.m. (Room 206A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level) AGNI Nonfiction Editor Shuchi Saraswat will join Karen Phillips, Sawako Nakayasu, Will Evans, and moderator Stacy Mattingly for a panel discussion called “Why International Literature Now? Decolonizing the US Literary Landscape.”
4:00–5:00 p.m. (Sundress Publications, Bookfair Table T1863) AGNI Reviews Editor Rachel Mennies will sign the anthology The Familiar Wild: On Dogs & Poetry.
5:00–7:00 p.m. (Dead Tree Books, 5645 S. Flores St. #105, San Antonio) AGNI Fiction Editor Emma Copley Eisenberg will read at a special Friday session of Memoir Monday, a quarterly series hosted by Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads.
6:00–7:00 p.m. (Hemisfair Promenade, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio) AGNI Assistant Poetry Editor Esteban Rodriguez will participate in a reading with TriQuarterly.
7:00–9:00 p.m. (La Sala, 1015 Navarro St., San Antonio) AGNI Assistant Poetry Editor Jessica Q. Stark will participate in a Birds LLC reading in conjunction with Fun Party and Cuneiform Press.
7:00–10:00 p.m. (Casa Rio in the Veranda Room, 430 E. Commerce St., San Antonio) AGNI Assistant Poetry Editor Esteban Rodriguez will participate in a reading hosted by Hub City Press, Deep Vellum Books, and Lookout Books.
Saturday, March 7th
1:45–3:00 p.m. (Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level) AGNI Fiction Editor Emma Copley Eisenberg discusses crime writing and its engagement with topics such as race, gender, class, and queerness on a panel called “The Case for Crime: Writing Crime Narratives in a Changing World,” also featuring moderator Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Meredith Talusan, Steph Cha, and Rachel Monroe.
6:00–10:00 p.m. (La Villita Café, 418 Villita St., San Antonio) AGNI Assistant Poetry Editor Jessica Q. Stark will participate in a Birds LLC reading in conjunction with Double-cross Press, Essay Press, Octopus/Fonograf, Reality Beach, Tarpaulin Sky, and Ugly Duckling.