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AWP Conference, Tampa

Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10: YesYes Books, Book Fair

Saturday, March 10
S117. Literary Public Citizen: The Poet in the Community, Panel, 9:00 am

In a round-table discussion based on audience questions and comments, we’ll talk about how poets and writers can build community and meet local needs.
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ASIDE: As a child I attended a Cat Fanciers Association show, my first conference in Tampa. My job was to help my mother clean and brush her tortoiseshell and chinchilla-silver Persians before ring time and clean their cages, especially the miniature rugs I had crocheted (to match the cats’ blue, gold, and green eyes). There were few other children around. I spent most of the day wandering among men and women who p(r)imped their strangely compliant felines while conversing with them. I hope this conference will be equally weird & exciting. It’s my 6th AWP conference and my …