Friday, March 26, 2010

AWP 2011, CircleShow, NPM giveaways

A few things to share today….

Planning for AWP 2011

I’d like to organize a low-residency MFA discussion panel for the 2011 AWP Conference in Washington DC. The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2010. If you are an administrator in a low-res writing program and are interested in participating in a panel discussion, please email me at asap to discuss your interests.

From the AWP website, the description of any incoming Program Development sessions should reflect the following: “The presentations focus on the elements of good program administration: admissions, state and regional accreditation requirements, curriculum development, recruitment of faculty, fundraising, alumni development, marketing, and strategic planning.”

Again, if you’re interested in participating on a low-res discussion panel, send me an email at

CircleShow Volume 3

Earlier this week, I was delighted to receive my contributor copy of CircleShow, Volume 3! What a lovely collection of poetry from 19 poets including William L. Alton, Tobi Cogswell, Heather Ann Schmidt, William Doreski, and Bruce Lader. It’s an honor to be included amongst such talented voices. Please visit the Seven CirclePress website and order a copy:

National Poetry Month Giveaways!

The lovely Kelli Russell Agodon initiated this fantastic and infectious plan of action. In celebration of National Poetry Month – April is just around the corner, after all – a number of poets are offering up a few freebie giveaways on their respective blogs. You can read all about the initiative and see the list of participating poets here:

Phew… so much to share! Have a great weekend, all.


  1. Hey Lori,

    Do you want any former students on your panel on low-residency programs?

    Brian Russell

  2. Hey Brian,

    I'd love to have students/alumni, but according to AWP outlines for the "Program Development" sessions, the panel speakers need to be program administrators.

    That being said, I'll post any news about other panels for future events that hopefully can include some student/alumni voices!