Will you be at the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) conference in Los Angeles from March 30th to April 2nd? If so, there are a few different ways you can cross paths with David and his work:
First of all, look out for the Small Press Distribution booth in the bookfair; they’ll have copies of his book We Were the People Who Moved available.
Second, David’s going to be on two panels:
Thursday, March 31st, 1:30 pm: Room 510, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level: Visual Arts in Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition Classrooms. (Margaret Luongo, Zackary Hill, David Ebenbach, Jody Bates, Brian Roley) Writers and teachers of poetry, fiction, plays, and screenplays discuss their use of visual arts in creative writing, literature, and composition classrooms. Moving beyond ekphrasis, these educators and writers describe assignments that promote parallel thinking, metacognition, and creative problem-solving via various mediums and games at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Saturday, April 2, 9:00 am: Room 407, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level: Succeed Better: The Many Ways Our Words Can Bear Fruit. (David Ebenbach, Anna McCormally, Margaret Luongo, Dawn Dorland Perry, Amy Gottlieb) Faced with Amazon rankings, bestseller statuses, and zero-sum “top writer” lists, you might think that success is all about numbers—but numbers are the palest measure of what our work can do in the world. The writers and editors on this panel share personal stories about how writing can lead to poignant encounters, salved wounds, changed lives, and empowered people. This conversation broadens the definition of success to encompass the things that mean the most.