The Press will have a number of speakers and special events at the upcoming Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The conference will take place March 6-9.
COMPANION TO AN UNTOLDSTORY as a part of the Reading by the 2011 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction Series Winners. Elizabeth Millard described the book in ForeWord Reviews as “by turns haunting, fascinating, funny, and intensely mournful, . . . a stellar work that goes beyond Joel's story and into the very nature of grief and loss.” The reading will be in Room 107 on the Plaza Level from 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. and Aldrich and the other award winners will sign their books at the AWP bookfair booth immediately afterward.
EXIT, CIVILIAN, in the UGA Press bookfair booth (#1315) on Friday, March 8, from 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Arthur Sze, author of The Ginkgo Light, said that Novey’s EXIT, CIVILIAN “harnesses and transforms prison experience into a visionary exploration where boundaries dissolve, and we find ourselves transformed."
On Saturday, March 9, the bookfair will be open to the public. In the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award 30th Anniversary Reading, a diverse slate of FOC winners including E. J. Levy, Amina Gautier, Lori Ostlund, and Jessica Treadway explore—through readings from their fiction and conversation with the series’ editor, Nancy Zafris—the award’s importance and offer practical advice on how to succeed in the application process. Immediately after the 10:30 a.m-11:45 a.m. reading (Room 309, Level 3), please visit the Press’s booth to lift a glass in celebration of the anniversary of what NPR’s Alan Cheuse calls “one of the most prestigious series in university press publishing.” Current and recent FOC winners will be on hand to sign their books from noon-1:00 p.m.