AWP in Boston is almost upon us! The conference schedule is so packed with excellent presentations, panels, and readings that it can get a little overwhelming. For your convenience, we’ve pulled out and highlighted sessions and readings featuring Ploughshares editors. Here is a more complete listing of sessions featuring Emerson faculty and students (including a panel with our Editorial Assistant Abby Travis). See you there!
Throughout AWP, you can visit Ploughshares at Booth 213 in the Book Fair!
1:30-2:45 pm – Literary Boston: A Living History
Ladette Randolph, Megan Marshall, Michael Lowenthal, Paul Lewis, Matthew Pearl
Boston is the site of the nation’s oldest literary tradition, and is still host to a vibrant writing and publishing community. From the Colonial era writers to Longfellow, Poe, the James brothers, and Robert Lowell to the present, Boston is home ot many of the country’s most beloved writers. Many publishers and literary journals have been and are based in Boston, among them, Garrison’s Liberator (which helped establish the abolitionist movement), the Atlantic, Ploughshares, and Houghton Mifflin. Room 310, Level 3
Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien
3:00-4:15 pm – Major Jackson’s Ploughshares Issue Reading
Ladette Randolph, Major Jackson, Maggie Dietz, Emily Bernard, David Huddle
Ploughshares literary magazine editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph will host a reading to celebrate Major Jackson’s guest-edited issue. Jackson will read from his work and speak briefly about his experience selecting work for the magazine. He will be joined by contributors from his issue, including Maggie Dietz, Emily Bernard, and David Huddle. Alice Hoffman Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Hall D, Level 2 Continue Reading