AWP is the biggest writers conference held each year in America. Writers, publishers, professors, MFA students, CW undergrads, literary journals, agents, and editors all converge on one destination. This year was Chicago.
Below are some random quotes I heard, or perhaps said, over the four-day period:
“I’m Margaret Atwood. Where’s my suckling pig?”
“I’m the other Toni Morrison.”
“I’ve self-published two novels. Would you like to buy one? I have plenty of copies.”
“Are you Sandra Beasley?”
“I’m thirsty. Would you like a beer?”
“Take a free copy of our journal. We’d like a five-dollar donation for it.”
“It’s not a podium. It’s a lectern!”
“Oh, you’re that Christopher Linforth.”
Fun times! Feel free to add your own quote in the comments section.