Wave Author Events at AWP 2018

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Ryo Yamaguchi

We are getting excited for AWP in Tampa next week, where we are going to experience so much great poetry.

As usual we'll be at the Bookfair, at tables T1039 and T1041, showing off our books, including brand new ones.

We are hosting readings by Dorothea Lasky and Sandra Simonds on a series of outings on a water taxi. That's Friday night at 7:00, 7:40, and 8:15. Pick up tickets for a time slot at our booth.More details here

And we'll be seeing readings and panels featuring many of our other authors, including Mary Ruefle, Tyehimba Jess, Don Mee Choi, Danielle Dutton and Rebecca Wolff. A full list of events is below. 

We'll see you there. 

Wave Books Author Events:

Thursday, March 8

DANIELLE DUTTON talks with Chanelle Benz, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Amelia Gray, and Min Jin Lee on the panel “Historical Women: Reimagining Past Narratives through the Contemporary Female Perspective.” Onsite. Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

DOROTHEA LASKY talks with Analicia Sotelo, Ruben Quesada, Kaveh Akbar, and Eve Ewing on the panel “The Literary Twittarati,” sponsored by WITS. Onsite. Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

DOROTHEA LASKY reads with Molly McCully Brown, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Susan Finch, Andrew Gretes, Karyna McGlynn, Cate Weiss Orcutt, Julian Randall, Kate Schmitt, and Ross White for Grist, Nashville Review, and Zone 3. Offsite. Gaspar’s Grotto, 1805 E. 7th Ave, Tampa, FL.

SANDRA SIMONDS reads with Aimée Baker, Anne Barngrover, Justin Bigos, Nick Courtright, Eileen G'Sell, Matthew Guenette, Kyle McCord, Jennifer Moore, Emilia Phillips, Glenn Shaheen, and Erin Stalcup for Gold Wake Press and University of Akron Press. Offsite. Chez Faby, 500 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL.

DON MEE CHOI reads with Valerie Mejer Caso, Sasha Dugdale, Anna Deeny, Katherine M. Hedeen, Johannes Goransson, Melisa Machado, and Seth Michelson for Action Books’s event “Wide Receivers: A reading of poetry in translation.” Offsite. Rialto Theatre, 1617 N. Franklin St. Tampa, FL.

Friday, March 9

MARY RUEFLE gives the talk “Hell’s Bells: A Talk on Tone,” sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. Onsite. Ballroom B, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

DOROTHEA LASKY talks with Emily Skillings, Myung Mi Kim, and Wendy Xu on the panel “Open Pedagogies: Teaching Poetry Through Art Inside and Outside of the Workshop.” Onsite. Ballroom D, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

TYEHIMBA JESS reads and talks with Shara McCallum and Morgan Parker, sponsored by Cave Canem. Onsite. Ballroom B, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

DOROTHEA LASKY reads with Mahogany Browne, Safia Elhillo, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Jenny Johnson, and others as part of the Women of Resistance launch party. Offsite. Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar, 513 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL.

DOROTHEA LASKY and SANDRA SIMONDS read on three outings of a water taxi exploring the Tampa waterfront: 7:00PM, 7:40PM, and 8:15PM. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Wave Books table in the bookfair. Offsite. Pirate Water Taxi stall at the Convention Center / Marriott Waterside dock.


Saturday, March 10

DON MEE CHOI talks with Michelle Gil-Montero, Sasha Dugdale, Valerie Meier Caso, and Anna Deeny Morales on the panel “‘How difficult it is to remain just one person.’: Translating the Autobiographical Poem.” Onsite. Room 17, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor.

DON MEE CHOI talks with Madhu H. Kaza, Gabrielle Civil, Sawako Nakayasu, and Rosa Alcalá on the panel “Kitchen Table Translation: Migration, Diaspora, Contexts.” Onsite. Meeting Room 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor

TYEHIMBA JESS talks with Justin Bigos, Vievee Francis, Diane Seuss, and Stacey Lynn Brown on the panel “The Persona Poem.” Onsite. Ballroom A, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor.

SANDRA SIMONDS and REBECCA WOLFF read with Natalie Eilbert, Anna Marie Hong, Christine Hume, Hilary Plum, Analicia Sotelo, and Catherine Taylor for the Bennington Review, FENCE, and Text Image MFA Program at Ithaca College. Offsite. Four Green Fields at Curtis Hixon Park, 702 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL.





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