Amy King @ AWP 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

9:00 am to 10:15 am

Room 402 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level F109. More Than Numbers: How Conscientious Poetry Editors See Beyond Quotas. (Amy King,  Timothy Donnelly,  Airea D. Matthews,  Phillip B. Williams,  Lynn Melnick) This panel, featuring editors who have successfully published a diversity of poets in both magazines and anthologies, will explore ways that poetry editors can diversify their own publications. With an eye toward the VIDA Count, we discuss how poetry editors might become more aware of, and actively seek out, the plurality of voices in poetry and how the pages of journals and anthologies can only be enriched by seeking new voices.

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6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Room 501, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level F299. Women’s Caucus. (Amy King,  Katherine Ann Rowlands,  Lois Roma-Deeley,  Margaret Rozga) Women writers are moving closer to publishing equality, but we haven’t arrived yet. This roundtable discussion addresses what women in our industry can do to remedy inequities in publishing and reviewing, with a particular focus on networking strategies. Speakers include leaders from VIDA, originators of the Count, and JAWS, a women’s journalism collaborative. The AWP women’s caucus aims to eliminate the ongoing imbalance in the publishing world.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Gold Salon 3, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor S168. A New Girls’ Network: Lessons from the Movement for Equal Voice. (Amy Wheeler,  Shruti Swamy,  Stacey Parshall Jensen,  Brooke Warner,  Amy King) Women are still underrepresented in the literary community. The movement toward equal voice is coming to fruition through the collective action of people who advocate for women writers. Join Hedgebrook, VIDA, BinderCon, Hazel Reading Series, and She Writes Press to discuss the replicable, scalable models they use to provide space, support, community, and skills for female-identified writers.

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Some of the featured presenters and readers include Amy King, Camille Rankine, Lynn Melnick … We’re going to have a publishing bootcamp, with great organizations presenting on all manner of publishing related topics, like SPD will be there to discuss how best to sell books. Calvert Morgan will talk about his experience at Harper Perennial. VIDA will present on their mission and why it matters so much to be mindful of who we’re publishing. Spencer Printing will talk about options for making books.

**AWP 2016 in LA: Camp Real Pants. It’ll be on Friday, April 1, at Astroetic Studios, which is about 15 minutes from the conference center, walking.


As a member of the board for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Amy will also be boogeying down on Friday night @ the VIDA Dance-A-Thon!

Featuring readings by:

Charlie Jane Anders
Sheila Black
Wendy C. Ortiz
Gregory Pardlo
Christopher Soto (aka Loma)
Michelle Tea

And musical guests:
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles
DJ Marion Hodges

Co-sponsored by Ace Hotel & General Assembly

TICKETS – $10 in advance / $15 at the door

TIME: Friday, April 1at 10:00 PM – 2 AM in PDT

LOCATION:  Ace Hotel – Segovia Hall (ADA-compliant) – 929 SOUTH BROADWAY


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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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