Trouble in Tampa? • Simmons Buntin
Simmons Buntin is a certified Project Management Professional, web program manager, team leader, editor of an award-winning online literary journal, writer, and all-around good guy.
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Will I See You at AWP?

Trouble in Tampa?

Trouble in Tampa?

Trouble in Tampa?

I hope not.

Undoubtedly there will be some hijinx at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference — this year held in Tampa, Florida, from March 7-10, 2018 — but from the looks of it I’ll be so busy that I’ll have little spare time for causing trouble.

Here’s what is on tap for me, as well as Terrain.org:

Awards Celebration

AWP Small Press Publisher Award Finalist
Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Il Terrazzo at the Tampa Marriott Waterside
Terrain.org was named one of four finalists for this year’s AWP Small Press Publisher Award, a real treat and honor. With Creative Nonfiction, Fence, The Normal School, and Terrain.org, as well as presenter Joy Harjo.

Panels

Writing the Revolutions
Friday, March 9, 9-10:15 a.m.
Meeting Room 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
With Paul Ketzle, Simmons Buntin, Juan Morales, Andy Hoffman, and Heather Nirschi.

Editing in an Era of Climate Change: A Q&A with Four Environmental Editors
Saturday, March 10, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Meeting Froom 9 & 10, Marriott Waterside, Third Floor
With the editors of Terrain.orgOrion, The Fourth River, and Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment.

Reading

Dear America: The Terrain.org 20th Anniversary Reading
Friday, March 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Moderated by Simmons Buntin and featuring readings by Taylor Brorby, Joy Castro, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Sean Hill, Rose McLarney, Juan Morales, and Derek Sheffield.

Bookfair

Booth #1644
Tampa Convention Center
Find Simmons Buntin and fellow editors at the Terrain.org booth, which will be staffed throughout the conference and feature book signings by Todd Boss, Michael P. Branch, Taylor Brorby, Jennifer Case, Joy Castro, Jon Davis, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Chris Dombrowski, Amy Knight (virtual), John Lane, Rose McLarney, Juan Morales, Sean Prentiss, Jeffrey Thomson, and Katharine Whitcomb.

If you’re at the conference or in Tampa that week, I’d love to catch up!