Diana Nyad

Spring 2016 books preview: Literary events happening around L.A.

Spring 2016 books preview: Literary events happening around L.A.

March 30-April 2

AWP Conference

The spring literary event season is upon us. The first and most amoeba-like is the AWP Conference taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center — and bars, sleek hotels and other event venues within affordable Lyft distance. AWP is the Assn. of Writing Programs, so its conference is a gathering of 14,000 creative writers getting MFAs, plus undergraduates and all their teachers. The goal is elbow-rubbing, mutual admiration and envy, and craft talk, so a $45 pass to the Saturday program will include discussions of poetry, literary nonprofits and panels such as "Against Palatable...

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