On the Dial | A few things to look forward to at AWP '17
The 50th anniversary edition of the AWP conference is happening this week in Washington D.C., and we will be there, at the book fair, with bells on. Be sure to come see us at Book 534! We're beside Europa Editions and Dorothy, a publishing project, and just down the aisle from Coach House Books and Archipelago.
In addition to the book fair, we'll be hosting a pair of parties—on Friday, 2/10, at the Black Squirrel, with Action Books, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Dorothy, Dzanc, and Entropy; on Saturday, 2/11, at Petworth Citizen, with Curbside Splendor, Deep Vellum, featherproof books, and Sarabande. Come party with us!
With all that goodness happening, here are a few other things, non-Two Dollar Radio related, that we're looking forward to at this year's conference (in no particular order):
- —A Reading and Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Ta-Nehisi Coates (Friday at 4:30)
- —Graywolf Panel: Sarah Manguso, Albert Goldbarth, Paul Lisicky in talks about their nonfiction (Saturday at 3:00)
- —Going back to see Miss Natalie in Georgetown to have my Tarot cards read.
- —Ducking out of the convention center and taking in the view at Georgetown Waterfront Park.
- —Checking out the local bookstore scene, like Politics & Prose, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, Upshur Street Books.
- —Lunch at HipCityVeg, one of the city’s best vegan restaurants (our favorites: chipotle fajita wrap & fresh green smoothie)
- —Free book fair swag! (Tote bags! Oversized t-shirts!)
- —Picking up a copy of Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello, an essay collection out with Sarabande next month; and Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga, "a compelling chronicle of the author’s childhood in the years leading up to the 1994 Rwandan genocide," which came out from Archipelago last fall.