Tuesday, March 29, 2005


Looking forward to my first AWP Conference. The schedule is daunting: THIS THING IS HUGE. I’d love to meet up with any bloggers who are there: for a drink, a bite to eat, book shopping, whatever. (Email me at ppereira5@aol.com, or call the concierge desk and leave a message at the Fairmont)

I'll be participating in two readings I’d be so pleased if you’d try to attend. The first is “off-site” at the Vancouver Public Library Friday night. It’s a group of Canadian and American poets, including Judith Barrington, Lorna Crozier, Annie Finch, Susan Rich, Rachel Rose, and myself (am I the only boy? LOL):

Cross-Border Pollination: Canadian and American Poets
Friday, April 1, 5:00 pm
Alice MacKay Room
Lower Level
Vancouver, BC Central Library
350 West Georgia St.

The second is on Saturday afternoon, where I will join three of the other past Hayden Carruth Award winners, from Copper Canyon Press. I’ll read a bit from Saying the World, as well as new stuff from my next manuscript. I believe Michael Wiegers, the new editor at Copper Canyon, will be emceeing.

The First Four: Readings by the Hayden Carruth Award Winners
Saturday 1:30 - 2:45 pm Hyatt Regency
Including: Sascha Feinstein, Rebecca Wee, Jenny Factor, Peter Pereira.

I also plan to go to the Prairie Schooner open house Friday Night (after the library reading).
See you there!


C. Dale said...

Peter, We are staying at the Fairmont as well. So, just pick up the phone and give me a call. We get in around 10AM on Thursday.

Peter said...

C Dale: I'll call sometime Thursday-Friday, or look for you at the NER table. After the drive up, I am sure I'll be ready for a cold martini and a steak. LOL

Erin B. said...

Peter: I won't be at AWP, mainly because I'm still an undergrad (with less than 2 months to go). I will, however, be in Boston for a grad school visit, so happy travels to all. Cheers.

A. D. said...

Have a great time!

jenni said...

Peter, have a wonderful time!

Anne said...

Sounds like fun! Incidentally, I picked up Jenny Factor's book not too long ago -- absolutely terrific stuff. Wish I were there to catch some of these readings.