Things We Learned This Year at AWP

  • The editors of NANO Fiction are “pornographers and agents of pornography,” according to the IRS. Which means that probably you should subscribe.
  • Brian Oliu owns exactly 33 track suits.
  • Brian Oliu has some unspecified, but exact, organizational system for his track suits.
  • xTx is real. She is not (previous theory) an internet being created by the online literary scene’s communal longing for such a writer to exist.
  • Unless she sent an actress.
  • In any case, the person we met who called herself xTx was wonderful.
  • The band Matmos, or members thereof, were apparently roaming around the bookfair floor.
  • Tim Jones-Yelvington can stand in heels for four days in a row without falling, much.
  • Vanessa Place likes Tim Jones-Yelvington’s “thing” (SFW).
  • Artifice Magazine has a secret admirer, who sent us flowers to our room. Was it you? Would you like us to send you a Valentine this year? Let us know (editors AT artificemag DOT com). We totally will.
  • If you ask a drunken roomful of writers who their favorite explorer is, they will yell out “Magellan.” Unless they are M. Kitchell, in which case they will yell out “Dora.”

We had a great time seeing all of you who we saw/meeting all of you who we met, and we’re looking forward to hanging out with y’all in our hometown next year for AWP Chicago.

One response to “Things We Learned This Year at AWP

  1. Thanks for the great post. Please continue writing good post like this!

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