So, this week was a rush of ALL THE ACTIVITIES. I attended panels on multiple narratives, on memoir beyond the self, on illustrated memoir, on hating your writing, on women’s fiction and how it’s an awful lot like human fiction, and maybe my favorite, the art and craft of short form nonfiction. And if you’ve never sat in a public place with me where I had to sit quietly and listen, you don’t know about the phonograph effect. When I doodle while I listen, when I look at the doodle, I can replay what I was hearing. It’s like an etching or a woodcut except with sharpies. So here is the progression of AWP Panels by way of my annotated program.
(I think the red-haired face on the left is maybe my favorite thing I’ve ever done)