We presented a panel on Awards programs this year when AWP was in Minneapolis, and I was also one of the local committee choosing panels. There are usually a lot of panel proposals about how writers can get out into the community, but I think that a panel that had a couple representatives from CfBs housed in different locations – perhaps one a State Library, one a Humanities Center, or at a University, plus an author or two – would be a great chance to highlight the Center for the Book and the opportunities for writers. State by State: Connecting Writers and Readers through the Center for the Book – or something like that.
I have a big grant due at the end of the week, so I can’t commit to writing a proposal, but I could make time to look over a draft, given that I’ve recently read a whole bunch of them!
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I'm in to help in any way. What would we offer the mostly authors, students and profs who attend these huge gatherings that would draw significant attention? Having the right famous author or two on the panel would be great. Something like "Connecting Local Writers and Readers" or "Celebrating the Young Writer"?
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On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Sharon Shaloo, MCB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Late in the game, I know, but I wonder if we should get up a panel on state centers for the book as reading promotion partners ?
Anyone able to travel to CA in spring 2016? Three people and a moderator ideal ... if we get three state CfBs to say yes, maybe we can get a high profile author who has worked with a state cfb to moderate ...
I can't take the lead on writing/submitting a proposal but I would be able to participate ... and would be glad to scout up an author from Mass who goes to AWP if we don't find a West coast voice ...
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