Vanessa Blakeslee
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Readings & Talks
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AWP 2017:

Thursday, 2/9, 9am-11am, VCFA table; 11am-1pm, Burrow Press (come say hi and get your signed copy of TRAIN SHOTS);

Friday, 2/10, 9am-11am, VCFA table; 12-2pm, Curbside Splendor (come say hi and get your signed copy of JUVENUD);

Saturday, 2/11, 1:30pm, s207 Marriott Marquis, Panel: Declaring Independence: Surviving Outside Academia. (Colette Sartor, Angela Mitchell, Vanessa Blakeslee, Racquel Henry, Myfanwy Collins) As permanent academic positions become harder to find and keep, what other options exist for the writer who loves to teach? Five writers from across the US present their experiences with creating independent teaching and writing opportunities in their own communities. Panelists will discuss the pros and cons, focusing on practical matters such as determining legal structure, insurance and liability, obtaining space, maintaining personal safety, and designing strategies for promotion.

Saturday, March 25th, LITLANDO conference, Orlando, FL, hosted by The Drunken Odyssey