bookshelves by David






It is particularly fun (and scary) to have your book group read YOUR novel

"Disappeared in America" at Western New England School of Law

Three new novels that tell (the) truth


Robby's wildflower garden



















Celine Keating, Elizabeth Nunez, Tiphanie Yanique, Ellen Meeropol, Marnie Mueller

I didn't take any photos this week; this one is the fiction writing group from a few years ago

Robby with Jenn











BETWEEN THE LINES

Reflecting on AWP 2012 and literary sisterhood

March 6, 2012

Tags: AWP, literary sisterhood

Iíve been home two days now from the AWP annual conference (Association of Writers and Writing Programs). For me, the conference started slow this year. The panels I attended on Thursday and Friday werenít very useful and I didnít feel inspired. I started to wonder if the panels were just an excuse for writers to get together with far-flung writer friends. I loved hanging out with Janice and Jean and Rosellen and Carol and Marie and Margaret and Jeanne, and with folks from Red Hen Press and Stonecoast MFA. I bought and started reading fellow Red Hen author Michael Quadlandís brand new novel, Offspring. (Itís a wonderful read; check it out). But the chaos and noise of 10,000 writers was overwhelming. And not in a good way. (more…)