Sunday, February 25, 2007

AWP Mega Pow-wow

Later this week is the Associated Writing Programs' annual conference--- this year in Atlanta, Georgia. Tameme will be there in the bookfair at table #239. We'll have the new chapbook, award-winning Mexican writer Agustin Cadena's short story "Carne verde, piel negra / An Avocado from Michoacan." Also on hand will be my book from Whereabouts Press, Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion. I'll be on two panels:

March 2, 2007 @ 10:30 am- 11:45 am
"Translation as Collaboration (With the Living and the Dead)"
Mark Statman (chair), with C.M. Mayo, Bill Zavatsky and Zack Rogow.

March 3, 2007 @ 1:30-2:45 pm
"Beyond the Book"
"The music industry experienced a major revolution in the distribution of content. What are the lessons for publishers and creative writers trying to deliver words to an audience? Are books the be-all and end-all "delivery system"? This panel examines a variety of content delivery systems, including websites, podcasts, audio CDs, DVDs, and "vidlit", as well as time-tested print technologies such as chapbooks, pamphlets, and broadsides. Panel participants discuss the benefits, costs, synergies, and suprises of publishing in these ways."

The Miraculous Air paperback is due out in late March... more anon. Back blogging after March 5th.