The Monday Tape - AWP Edition



This week's Monday Tape is, of course, the AWP edition. There are a zillion panels and off-site events, far more than a top five can handle, but for what it's worth: Top Five 2011 AWP Events.
#5. The PSA Presents: A Reading and Interview with Stephen Dunn. (Robert N. Casper, Stephen Dunn) Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Dunn will read his poetry, followed by an interview with Poetry Society of America Programs Director Robert N. Casper. Thursday 12-1:15 @ Omni
#4. Riders on the Storm: Strategies for Getting (and Surviving) the Tenure-Track Job. (Hadara Bar-Nadav, Miles Harvey, John Struloeff, Irina Reyn, Simone Muench) In these difficult economic times, many colleges and universities across the United States are in financial crisis, which has led to hiring freezes, furloughs, and even firings. As recent tenure-track hires, we will present strategies for securing tenure-track jobs. We also will discuss ways junior faculty can survive and succeed in these precarious economic times, while balancing academic responsibilities with our creative lives. Friday 12-1:15 @ Marriott
#3. Diode/Blackbird Off-Site Reading - 8pm @ Avalon Theatre: Dilruba Ahmed, Victoria Chang, Erica Dawson, Oliver de la Paz, R.H.W. Dillard, Matt Donovan, Claudia Emerson, Beckian Fritz-Goldberg, Bob Hicok, T.R. Hummer, Christine Klocek-Lim, Brian Teare, and G.C. Waldrep
#2. Pedagogy Forum Session: Poetry. This session is designed to give contributors to the 2011 Pedagogy Forum an opportunity to discuss their work, though all are welcome. The papers themselves will provide a framework to begin in-depth discussion in  creative writing, pedagogy, and theory. A pedagogy speaker will contextualize the discussion with some brief remarks before attendees break out into small discussion groups. These groups will be facilitated by trained pedagogy paper contributors. Friday 9-10:15 @ Marriott
#1. Carpetbagging for Poetry. (Stuart Dischell, Mark Cox, Alan Shapiro, Thomas Lux, Joseph Millar) A Reading by Six Northern poets—Mark Cox, Stuart Dischell, Dorianne Laux, Thomas Lux, Joseph Millar, and Alan Shapiro—who live, write, and teach in the South. Saturday 1:30-2:45 @ Omni
Obviously there are many other panels and readings I could have posted, but this conference is overwhelming and decisions will need to be made. What are you going to?