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2008 Annual Conference & Book Fair
January 30-February 2, 2008
New York, New York
Hilton New York &
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
website: http://awpwriter.org/conference/2008awpconf.php

Thursday, January 31, 7 p.m.
Clinton Suite, Hilton, 2nd Floor , R202.
A Reading & Reception Hosted by FC2.
Join us for drinks and a reading with Debra Di Blasi, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Diane Williams, Alexandra Chasin, Jeffrey DeShell and Pamela Ryder.

Saturday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Nassau Suite, Hilton, 2nd Floor, S123.
1000 Words: Picturing Fictions.
Panel: Lance Olsen, Rikki Ducornet, Steve Tomasula, Debra Di Blasi, Vanessa Place.
This panel explores the reading of image + text, the cultural significance of imagery in contemporary and future literature, and the dissolution of boundaries between artistic disciplines.
How can images be incorporated effectively in literary work? When do images become necessary, functioning as more than just illustration? What can fiction learn from graphic novels, hypermedia, video games, podcasts, web pages, and other developing contemporary art forms?

Di Blasi Book Signing
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
FC2 Books Table number: 278

Beekman & Sutton North, Hilton, 2nd Floor, S173.
Kitsch and Pop Culture as Social Critique.
3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Authors: Nava Renek, Debra Di Blasi, Elizabeth Bachner, Alexandra Chasin, Lily Hoang, Megan Milks.
Spuyten Duyvil Press celebrates the release of its new collection of short fiction: Wreckage of Reason: XXperimental Women Writers Writing in the 21st Century. Reading and discussion with five contributors whose work examines the social and political conundrums of our era by juxtaposing pop cultural icons and current social phenomena to create a new dimension in narrative.

Also, an excerpt from Di Blasi's New Directions book, Drought, will appear in an anthology, The Why and Later, related to this panel.

Friday, February 1
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
New York Suite, Hilton, 4th Floor
F146. Speaking Through Silence: Women Respond to Rape and Assault. (Carly Sachs, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Amanda McGuire, Molly Fisk, Alice Anderson, Harriet Levin) Too often, rape and assault silences women, making them afraid to trust, afraid of their own bodies, afraid to name what has happened and what continues to happen. In a way, the writing of these poems becomes a way of healing. However, this can often be a challenging process---turning personal trauma into art. In this panel, female poets will discuss their poems from the anthology, the why and later. The panelists will speak to the process of writing these difficult poems, publishing these poems, and how they view their role as a writer writing about rape and sexual assault.

Debra Di Blasi

Other Events/Calendar links
University of Texas at Arlington

Events Calendar: http://www.uta.edu/events/main.php?calendar=default

Art Gallery Calendar: http://www.uta.edu/gallery/calendar.php

Art Museum of Arlington

Information: http://arlingtonmuseum.org/information.htm

Exhibits: http://arlingtonmuseum.org/exhibitions.htm

Texas Christian University

Events Calendar: http://www.newsevents.tcu.edu

Fine Arts: http://www.newsevents.tcu.edu/finearts.asp

Media Contacts: http://www.newsevents.tcu.edu/67.asp

Southern Methodist University

Events Calendar: http://calendar.smu.edu/scripts/webevent.pl?userid=guest&calID=45

Visiting Artists: http://www.meadowseye.com

Visiting Artists Calendar: http://meadowseye.com/?page_id=35

Pollock Gallery Schedule: http://smu.edu/meadows/art/pollock-exhibits.asp

Contact: http://smu.edu/meadows/art/contact.asp

Meadows Calendar: http://www.smu.edu/calendar/meadows.asp



Thaddeus Rutkowski

"Generating Fiction" (including memoir) will begin on Monday evening, Jan. 7, at the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St. The course will encourage writers of fiction and creative nonfiction to produce new work. Substantial class time will be given to individual critiques. Seven meetings. Open to all. Big discount for YMCA members. Contact Glenn Raucher at 212 875-4124, or graucher@ymcanyc.org.


Thaddeus Rutkowski

White and Wong, prose poetry chapbook. BoneWorld Publishing, 3700 County Route 24, Russell, NY 13684. $6.


"Sitting on the Ceiling," prose poem, Co-evolution: Syracuse 2007 Monday Night Poetry anthology, Turtle Ink Press, 704 Allen St., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Link to a German-language newspaper article about my recent reading in Berlin: http://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/Tagestipps;art135.2419717


Thaddeus Rutkowski

January 4, 2008, Friday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Polish American Historical Association conference panel discussion: "Polish American Writing: From Polish Tradition to the American Identity," Marriott Wardman Park hotel, Taft Room, 2660 Woodley road NW, Washington, D.C. http://www.polishamericanstudies.org/conference.html

January 12, Saturday, 6- 7:30 p.m. Chapbook party for White and Wong and other new books, with Toni Mergentime Levi, Kristan Ryan, Susan Tepper and Francine Witte. At sleek, chic White Rabbit bar, 145 East Houston Street, Manhattan. Free. http://www.whiterabbitnyc.com

January 20, 9 p.m. Reading in book party for Ed Lin's new novel from Kaya Press. Sulu Series, Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (at Bleecker), Manhattan. http://www.bowerypoetry.com

January 30, Wednesday, 6 p.m. AWP Conference reading for Many Mountains Moving magazine reading. With Jeff Lee, others. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., Manhattan. $6 includes a drink. http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

February 1, Friday. 9-10:15 a.m. Moderating AWP Conference panel discussion: "How to Set Up a Reading Tour," with Janice Eidus, Ruth Knafo Setton, Jeffrey Lee, Douglas Light and Dean Kostos. Panel F110, New York Hilton, Sutton Center, second floor. http://www.awpwriter.org

February 22, Friday, 7 p.m. Reading in Many Mountains Moving magazine's salon series, St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder Colo. http://www.mmminc.org