Friday, November 13, 2009

Winter Wheat: MAR Festival of Writing

If you’re at all in the area of Bowling Green State University this weekend, be sure to drop by Winter Wheat 2009: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing.

Throughout the weekend there are sessions, panels, workshops, and readings covering all genres and styles of writing. The best part? Admission is by donation. That’s right; you decide how much you can pay to participate. This is a really great way to make up for all those other festivals and conferences that seem too hefty to afford, so now’s your chance to get in on the action and enjoy some great offerings.

I’ll be presenting a session on Canadian literature and leading a workshop during the schedule on Friday. I’ll be discussing culturally significant writers such as Susanne Moodie and Al Purdy and also sharing work from some contemporary award-winners like Sue Sinclair and Anne Michaels. For those interested in expanding their submissions into Canadian territory, I’ll be offering resources and information on leading Canadian journals who regularly publish work from international writers.

One of the highlights of this festival includes the wide range of author readings. This year’s featured readers include Pamela Painter, Bruce Cohen, Khaled Mattawa, James Braziel, and Alan Michael Parker. You can read their bios here.

You won’t want to miss Saturday’s events. There’s a bookfair boasting a wide variety of publications and it’s a great way to pick up some personally signed copies. That’s great timing with the holidays right around the corner.

If you’re in the area or within reasonable driving distance, consider coming to Winter Wheat 2009. It’s guaranteed to be a great weekend of writing activities! View the schedule and find out more about the event here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!

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