Les Figues at 2014 AWP Conference

Book_Signing_Harold_Abramowitz_Not_BlessedLes Figues will be traveling to Seattle for the 2014 AWP Conference, February 26 – March 1, 2014. Les Figues authors and editors will be present throughout; there will be a special sale on books, author signings, readings, and panel events, so make sure to stop by and say hello! Come find us at tables K9 and K10 at the bookfair.

Les Figues Author Signings:

Friday, February 28
1:00-2:00 PM
Signing: Sawako Nakayasu
Les Figues tables K9 and K10 at the bookfair

Friday, February 28
2:00-3:00 PM
Signing: Jessica Bozek
Les Figues tables K9 and K10 at the bookfair

Saturday, March 1
12:00-1:00 PM
Signing: Vanessa Place
Les Figues tables K9 and K10 at the bookfair

Saturday, March 1
1:00-2:00 PM
Signing: Chris Tysh
Les Figues tables K9 and K10 at the bookfair


Les Figues Offsite Readings:

Thursday, February 27
8:00 PM
Switchback! Les Figues! Coconut! An AWP Reading!
Les Figues authors: Jessica Bozek, Jennifer Calkins, Jen Hofer, Doug Nufer
Authors also reading: Stephanie Berger, Serena Chopra, Tyler Gobble, Stefania Heim, Steven Karl, Morgan Parker, Andrea Rexilius, Jennifer Tamayo, Emily Toder
Location: Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Friday, February 28
7:00 PM
Drunken Boat, Les Figues, Ugly Duckling, Ahsahta Reading
Les Figues authors: Sawako Nakayasu, Chris Tysh, Melissa Buzzeo
Authors also reading: Laura McCullough, Alvin Pang, L.S. Klatt, Diana Thow, Kathleen Jesme, David Bartone, Stephanie Strickland, Phil Cordelli, Lilly Brown, Michael Ruby
Location: The Alibi Room, 85 Pike Street #410 (in Post Alley), Seattle, WA 98101

Saturday, March 1
6:00 PM
From the Convergence Zone, An AWP off-site sponsored by the UWB MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
Les Figues authors: Harold Abramowitz, Lily Hoang, Frances Richard
Authors also reading: Samuel Ace, Charles Alexander, Amaranth Borsuk, Rebecca Brown, Julie Carr, Jen Currin, La Digga (Latasha N. Nevada Diggs), Sarah Dowling, Kate Durbin, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Andrew Fitch, Kathleen Fraser, Carla Harryman, Jeanne Heuving, Lucy Ives, Krystal Languell, Rachel Levitsky, Aaron McCollough, Scott McFarland, Catherine Meng, Joe Milutis, Robert Mittenthal, Monica Mody, Tenney Nathanson, Shin Yu Pai, Mary Austin Speaker, Susan Steudel, Maged Zaher, Monica Zobel
Location: Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike (in Capital Hill), Seattle, WA 98122


Other Onsite Events

Thursday, February 27
12:00-1:15 PM
R176 Translating Radical Women Poets
Jen Hofer, Don Mee Choi, Jennifer Scappettone, Jennifer Kronovet, Stefania Heim (Moderator)
Location: Room 611, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6

Thursday, February 27
12:00-1:15 PM
R178 Don’t Just Stand There and Read: Literary Events That Go Beyond the Usual
Teresa Carmody, Joshua Raab, Karen Finneyfrock, Jamie FitzGerald (Moderator)
Location: Room 613/614, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6

Thursday, February 27
1:30-2:45 PM
R213 Ring of Fire, New Creations: Translation on the Pacific Rim
Sawako Nakayasu, Srikanth Reddy, Neil Aitken, Karen An-hwei Lee (Moderator)
Location: Room LL5, Western New England MFA Annex, Lower Level

Friday, February 28
9:00-10:15 AM
F112 The Poetic Sentence
Laynie Browne, Dan Beachy-Quick, Elizabeth Robinson, Srikanth Reddy, Sasha Steensen (Moderator)
Location: Room 3B, Washington State Convention Center, Level 3

Friday, February 28
1:30-2:45 PM
F223 In Your Next Letter I Wish You’d Say: Epistolary Impulse and Innovation
Laynie Browne, Paul Guest, Mark Jarman, Idra Novey, Jenny Browne (Moderator)
Location: Room 615/616/617, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6

Friday, February 28
1:30-2:45 PM
F228 Women Writing Violence
Lily Hoang, Gretchen E. Henderson, Alissa Nutting, Aimee Parkison (Moderator)
Location: Room 202, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 2

Friday, February 28
4:30-5:45 PM
F270 Forbidden Forms: Beyond the Plot Triangle
Lily Hoang, Tina May Hall, Lynn Crawford, Alice Mattison, Maya Sonenberg (Moderator)
Location: Redwood Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor

Saturday, March 1
12:00-1:15 PM
S193 Outlaw Aesthetics and Publishing the Sprawl: How LA Indie Presses are Changing the Face of Publishing
Teresa Carmody, Chiwan Choi, Lisa Pearson, Luis Rodriguez, Neelanjana Banerjee (Moderator)
Location: Room 302, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3


Other Offsite Readings

Wednesday, February 26
6:30-9:00 PM
An Evening with Denver Quarterly & New American Writing
Les Figues author: Paul Hoover
Other authors reading: Gillian Conoley, Claudia Keelan, Trey Moody, David Mutschlecner, John Olson, Bin Ramke, Elizabeth Robinson, Anne Shaw and Matvei Yankelevich
Location: Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike (in Capital Hill), Seattle, WA 98122

Thursday, February 27
6:00-8:00 PM
The Incredible Sestina Anthology Reading
Les Figues author: Paul Hoover
Other authors reading: Patricia Smith, Geoff Bouvier, Ravi Shankar, John Hoppenthaler, Sarah Green, Beth Gylys, Sharon Dolin, Nate Marshall, Tomas Q. Morin, Richard Peabody, Sonya Huber, Aaron Belz, Jade Sylvan, Kiki Petrosino, James Harms, Jeffrey Morgan, Sandra Beasley, Tara Betts, Jeffrey Morgan, Lynn Kirkpatrick, Jay Snodgrass, and other special guests; hosted by Daniel Nestor
Location: LUCIDLounge, 5241 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105

Thursday, February 27
6:30-8:30 PM
Monster Mags of the Midwest
Les Figues author: Colin Winnette
Other authors reading:  Chelsea Wagenaar, Mark Wagenaar, Jehanne Dubrow, and Ian Stansel
Location: Unicorn, 1118 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Thursday, February 27
7:00-8:45 PM
eohippus labs & Poetry + Politics Imprint Book Release and Reading
Les Figues authors: Vanessa Place, Doug Nufer
Other authors reading: Cole Cohen, Michelle Detorie, Tung-Hui Hu, Krystal Languell, Janice Lee, Juliana Leslie, Rachel Levitsky, Joseph Mosconi, Eireene Nealand, Jon Rutzmoser, David Shook, Andrew Wessels; hosted by Andrea Quaid & Harold Abramowitz
Location: Barca Lounge, 1510 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

Thursday, February 27
7:00-10:00 PM
Burnside Review, Four Way Books, Canarium Books, and Lana Turner Reading
Les Figues author: Sawako Nakayasu
Other authors reading: Ed Skoog, Ralph Angel, Jeff Alessandrelli, Paula Cisewski, David J. Daniels, Brian Komei Dempster, Karen Brennan, Joy Katz, Ish Klein, Tod Marshall, Christopher Mattison, Richard Greenfield, Sara Deniz Akant, and Jessica Laser
Location: Freemont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, February 27
9:00-10:30 PM
Mouth to Mouth: A Reading
Les Figues author: Sandra Doller
Other authors reading: Jericho Brown, Dorthea Lasky, Heather Christle, Timothy Donnelly, Emily Kendal Frey, Anne Germanacos, and Todd Melicker
Location: Rock Bottom Lounge, 1333 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, February 28
7:30-9:30 PM
Animal/Antidote Reading
Les Figues authors: Amina Cain, Jennifer Calkins, Doug Nufer
Other authors reading: Stacey Levine, Sarah Dowling, Anne de Marcken, Bhanu Kapil
Location: Blindfold Gallery, 1718 E Olive Way, Ste. A, Seattle, Washington 98102

Saturday, March 1
4:00-6:00 PM
Coon Songs, Kitsch, and Conceptual Writing
Les Figues author: Vanessa Place
Other authors reading: Douglas Kearney, Cathy Hong, Ronaldo Wilson, Daniel Tiffany
Location: Canoe Social Club, 1423 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

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