Tuesday, March 29, 2005

AWP

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!

6 comments:

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.