Last weekend was the AWP conference, or the conference for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. It is an immense gathering of writerly types, with 11,000 participants. We took over the Minneapolis Convention Center, making it a small city of writers for three days. I want to thank the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs for providing me with the grant that allowed me to attend this event. I’m not making any money off of my writing — yet — so financial support like this is vital to furthering my career.
Here’s a link to the grant announcements on the City of Chicago website.