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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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:04:06 +0000
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Subject: #AWP16 Proposals, May 1 Deadline
To: Sharon 

#AWP16 Proposals, May 1 Deadline


	Hello, Sharon. The 2016 Conference Proposal System is now open. View Online or Forward to a friend. 




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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






	May 1:  Proposal submission deadline
May 8:  Deadline for panelists to link their AWP account to proposal
July 31: Email notifications to organizers of accepted events




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