Glad you mentioned being on the local program committee, Alayne.  I 
was on the local committee when AWP was in Boston a couple of years 
ago.  I think that we have John Cole to thank since when AWP was in 
DC, he was a good sponsor of activities.  
So .. anyone willing to take on writin a proposal?  Also note that 
travel would have to be covered by the panelists.  AWP doesn't cover 
travel.  So we would want to find West Coast authors or writers we 
know go to AWP.  

Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Massachusetts Center for the Book
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On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:59:10 +0000, Alayne Hopkins  wrote:

       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"?
Thanks, Josephine

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On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Sharon Shaloo, MCB  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 ... 

Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Massachusetts Center for the Book
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Dear Sharon,  
The 2016 AWP Conference & Bookfair  Los Angeles Subcommittee is 
currently  accepting proposals for conference events. The conference 
will be held from March 30 through April 2, 2016 at the Los Angeles 
Convention Center and JW Marriott Los Angeles. The deadline for 
submissions is Friday, May 1, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST. 
The 2015 conference in Minneapolis hosted over 550 events and drew over 
12,000 attendees, 2,000 presenters, and 800 bookfair exhibitors for 
four days of essential literary discussions, readings, and fun. We hope 
to see you at North America’s largest literary conference next year. 
What kinds of proposals is AWP looking for?
The highest-ranked proposals often involve panelists with diverse 
backgrounds, aesthetics, specialties, affiliations, and who are of 
different races or in different stages of their careers. The 
subcommittee understands that such events will enable the best 
discussions; an event that demonstrates interscholastic play, 
inter-generational collaboration, and diversity will appeal to a broad 
audience and provide lively analysis of an issue. 
If you feel that a particular subject is underrepresented, please 
submit a proposal this year. Chances are others feel the same way! The 
subcommittee prefers proposals that reach beyond one campus or group to 
a greater diversity of people who share your concerns. 
Successful proposals also observe the guidelines and modules by which 
the Los Angeles Subcommittee receives and reviews proposals. Before you 
prepare your proposal, please read the  Open Letter and  Event Proposal 
Handbook carefully. 
Good luck with your #AWP16 proposal!
Best regards,
AWP Conference Staff








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