Here it is: the trade secrets, the panels and moments we kept bringing back up over meals — really, everything that inspired us to discuss hotel arrangements for the 2013 AWP in Boston on our El ride home.
A calendar does more than measure our position in relation to the cosmos — it has to, since the cosmos are awfully remote. Against the backdrop of the hegemony of the Gregorian calendar, there have been multiple passes at calendar reform. I’ve gathered a few here.
For everyone whose pick-up line is invasive (“naked pics,” “Hi! Interested in getting sucked off and making some cash,” “We’re close, wanna fuck?”), there are many polite and lovely people: “Hello. How are you?” or “What a nice smile!”
While Mad Men and Downton Abbey might fetishize a decadent or politically incorrect past, they take equal pleasure in portraying — even idealizing — the rise of new cultural choices and values.
We hacked a high-ranking AWP official’s cell phone and found a copy of the prestigious literary conference’s 2012 schedule. Events include: Pregret: Living a Life Ripe for Memoir, Working with Child Editors, and a reading from MFA candidates at Oral Roberts University.