Friday, March 9, 2018
Tampa Convention Center,
Stephanie will speak on two panels at the 2018 AWP Conference in Tampa, Florida. Details:
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 12-1:15
Grand Salon D, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Aster(ix) Journal: Five Years Later. (Angie Cruz, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Nelly Rosario, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Patricia Engel) Five writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction read from pieces published in Aster(ix) Journal, a literary arts journal dedicated to social justice, as well as giving voice to the censored and the marginalized. Co-founder Angie Cruz will introduce and moderate a discussion on five years of running a journal founded and centering on women of color in the literary conversation.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 9 -10:15
Florida Salon 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Writing That Raids the Real: Research in Three Genres . (Clinton Crockett Peters, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Toni Jensen, Phong Nguyen, Kathryn Nuernberger) All writers reconstruct the world. Often we use imagination, but mining science, family history, interviews, or Project Muse can add context and metaphor. Panelists with books in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction discuss ways to investigate, including how to determine what research might be productive, such as interviewing George W. Bush, hanging around fracking sites, following arsonists, or milking libraries. They offer practical advice for crafting distinctive writing using factual materials.