Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Visiting Writer

I am looking forward to these: http://www.dennisetzeljr.com/readings.html

Handling Visiting Writers

My understanding:  claim voucher to Karen S- with address and social security number—she knows that drill.  Same with the Speaking of Kansas fee, $100 for class visit, but only if visitor has a Kansas connection, through birth, education, subject matter, etc.  Library:  Lori Rognlie and Sean Bird usually reserve space, and I still like the 4:00 time.  For book sales, Nikki D- at Ichabod Shop.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

My Message to Students About AWP

Here is the main page for the conference: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/overview

It really is a true experience. There is a Washburn English major who went in 2012 and has gone every year since. I wish I could do that, too, as there are so many ways to make connections with writers and editors, meet people one would never meet otherwise, and be inspired by panels and readings. For the upcoming AWP, there is a tentative list posted here: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/schedule_overview

A student chooses a mentor she or he has had in a class, so I would be honored to be your accompanying mentor. I am hoping to find at least two or three students to mentor so those women may share a room at the conference hotel. I am planning for the 2019 conference in Portland ahead of time so I may help students prepare with their own work which can lead to finding what panels and readings to attend, as well as which presses, literary magazines, and MFA programs would be best.

Monday, July 18, 2016

From MarMom

Here in Geary County, there are 302 people whose registrations are "suspended", so their votes won't count in the upcoming primaries, thanks to Sec. Kobach. Local elections are often decided by fewer votes than that. Rights aren't something we can ever take for granted. There is always someone trying to take them away!
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/opinion/kansas-zealot-helps-shape-the-gops-right-wing-platform.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=1