This year at the annual AWP conference in L.A. (March 30-April 2) will be the second for Tahoma Literary Review (although it’s about the sixth for the members of our staff). We learned a lot from last year’s event, and are primed to make this year’s experience even better for the writers who stop by.
Location, Location, Location
Since we’re repeat attendees and have learned the value of early response, we have a booth (#1023) located right in the heart of the aisles, so we’ll be a lot easier to find this year. We’ve got some nice swag for you, including some clever and slightly obnoxious buttons.
On Friday and Saturday we’ll host several of our contributors as they sign their new books. Here’s the lineup:
- Leland Cheuk will sign his new book, The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, on Friday at 1 p.m.
- Kathy Anderson will sign her collection Bull and Other Stories, which is new from Autumn House Press, on Friday at 3 p.m. will be whose
- John Brantingham will sign his latest, Dual Impressions: Poetic Conversations about Art, on Saturday at 10 a.m.
- Leslie Pietrzyk, winner of the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, will sign her book, This Angel On My Chest, on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Issue 6 Debuts at AWP
And of course we’ll have print editions of our journal, from number 1 to the present, including copies of our latest, issue number 6, the release date of which just happens to be Tuesday, March 28. Get ’em while they last!
We always have a submission special during AWP, and this year we’re going even farther. Stop by our booth and get a coupon to send your poetry, fiction and nonfiction to us without a submission fee. (Although a donation of any amount will be appreciated.) Coupons will have no expiration date.
And We’re Empaneled
Looking for some interesting panels when you’re not touring the Bookfair? Here’s a list of where TLR’s editors will be speaking:
Poetry Editor Kelly Davio:
- Thursday: 12:00-1:15, Problem Child, Promoting Your First Book of Poetry, Diamond Salon 6&7
- Thursday: 4:30-5:45, Poetry Crosses the Pond, A Reading and Conversation with London-Based Eyewear Publishing, Room 506
- Friday: 4:30-5:45, Should I Know Who You Are? Book PR for the Modern Age, with Lori A. May and Leslie Pietrzyk, Room 408A
Nonfiction Editor Yi Shun Lai:
- Friday: 1:30-2:45, The New Nonfiction: Where Literary Writing Bumps into Journalism, Room 512.
We hope to see you there!