I'm sending the damn thing out tomorrow. . . I need to clear the air and, as Jesse Lee K. told me, I need to take the manuscript out for a walk. So it's going out. That's it.
Don't think I'll be reading at an off-site venue for AWP which is just as well since I'm doing so much on-site. I'll be free to wander and snap photos of you guys reading.
Looks like I'm freeish on Thursday after my book signing. I'm going to try to go to a couple of panels. Any suggestions? Anyway, here's my AWP schedule:
Wednesday, Feb. 11:
Arrive at Chicago O'Hare--2:30 PM. Check-in--Chicago Hilton.
Thursday, Feb. 12:
Book Signing--SIU Press/Crab Orchard Review Booth--1:00-2:00PM
Friday, Feb. 13:
Pinch-hit moderator for panel, Kundiman Kindles the Flame. Lake Ontario, 8th FL. 12:00-1:15PM.
Go see play: The Seafarer at 7:30PM.
Saturday, Feb. 14:
Present at Panel: Where Yearning Meets Epiphany. Continental A, Lobby Level. 10:30-11:45AM.
Lunch w/AWP Officials. 12PM-?
Present at Panel: More Than a Collection. Juliet 3rd FL. 1:30-2:45PM.
Sunday, Feb. 15:
Depart for Home: Chicago O'Hare--8:30AM
Going to see Juana Molina tonight! She'll be playing at the Nightlight Lounge. Doors open at 8PM.
Juana Molina. "La Verdad.""
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