I haven’t been to AWP since NYC, so I’m really looking forward to attending this year on home turf. Pueblo’s about an hour and forty minutes away, so it’ll be cool to have a car at my disposal. Usually at AWP, I have one panel or event, but this year has me pretty busy with a panel presentation, two readings, and Con Tinta’s annual Pachanga. This is my first year as an Con Tinta Advisory Circle member, so it’s been a privilege to work so diligently with the other Advisory members on the planning and preparations for this event. Here’s where I’ll be:
Thursday, April 8 (5:30-8)- Con Tinta’s 5th Annual Celebration honoring Abelardo “Lalo” Delgado & Dr. Alicia Gaspar de Alba. Laguna’s Mexican Bar & Grill 1543 Champa St., Denver, CO 80202 / 303-623-5321 (Free Buffet / Cash Bar!)
Friday, April 9 (1:30-2:45)-Ecopoetics on Colorado’s Front Range: Intersections and Ecotones. (Soham Patel, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Serena Chopra, Juan Morales, Mia Nussbaum) Room 203 Colorado Convention Center, Street Level
(3:30-5:00)-Pilgrimage Magazine Release Party & Reading @ Tattered Cover Book Store-LoDo, 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop; exit Colorado Convention Center on 14th & California; go two blocks NE on California to 16th St.; hop on free 16th Street Shuttle (runs every few minutes) and ride 10 blocks NW to Wynkoop.
(6:30-9:00)- “One Poem Festival” (Hosted by Momotombo Press and PALABRA) Dikeou Collection -1615 California St., Suite 515, Denver, CO 80202 (www.dikeoucollection.org / (303) 623-3001)
Even with all these activities, there will be plenty of time to wander around and mingle with friends and make some new ones too. I still have to peruse the panel and readings list to see what else I wanna do. Next year’s will be in DC and proposals are due May 15. I guess I better get on that after this one. One AWP at a time, no?