Jan 272011

Jefferson Memorial at duskThe largest conference for writers and publishers is just around the corner, and I hope you’ll join me in Washington, D.C. at one of the following events!

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Annual Conference and Bookfair

Washington, D.C. : February 2-5, 2011

Terrain.org / Hawk & Handsaw Booth at Bookfair
Booth 509

I’ll be heading up the shared booth with fellow Terrain.org editors Joshua Foster and Patrick Burns, as well as Hawk & Handsaw editor and Terrain.org editorial board member Kathryn Miles.

Who Makes the Best Student? Growing Your Program with Nontraditional Majors

  • Friday, February 4 : Noon – 1:15 p.m.
  • Coolidge, Marriott Wardman Park
  • I’ll join Patricia Clark, Sean Prentiss, and Joe Wilkins

Environmental Writing in the Age of Global Climate Change, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

  • Friday, February 4 : 3 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Virginia C, Marriott Wardman Park
  • I’ll join Terrain.org editorial board member Kathryn Miles, plus Sheryl St. Germain, Paul Bogard, and Janine DeBaise

Salmon Poetry 30th Anniversary Reading and Book Launch

  • Friday, February 4 : 8 – 10 p.m.
  • Pigment Art Studio
    1848 Columbia Road Northwest
    Washington, D.C
  • I’ll read three poems from Bloom with fellow Salmon poets Andrea Cohen, Allan Peterson, Kevin Higgins, Susan Millar DuMars, Alan Jude Moore, Patrick Chapman, Drucilla Wall, Eamonn Wall, Mike Begnal, Patrick Hicks, Stephen Powers, Drew Blanchard, Philip Fried, and John Fitzgerald; hosted by Terrain.org editorial board member and Salmon Poetry publisher Jessie Lendennie

Book Signing
Bloom, by Simmons B. Buntin

  • Friday, February 4 : 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Bookfair, Salmon Poetry Table, E26

I’ll also be attending a number of other social events — including a reception at the Irish Embassy on Thursday evening (how cool is that?!), a couple Orion gatherings, some off-site readings here and there, lunch with an old friend, and a kind of dinner/Super Bowl party with my cousin John Buntin, writer for Governing magazine and author of L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, plus more of our family members.

And then I’ll be visiting Rockville Town Square, as I plan to feature it as the UnSprawl case study in the next issue of Terrain.org.

Whew! That’s a full schedule — but a good one, I hope.

If you’re at AWP, or otherwise in Washington, DC, that week, give me a holler, eh?

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