with Francisco Aragón, Harold Augenbraum, Ken Chen, Youmna Chlala, Rigoberto González, Jocelyn Hale, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Jeffrey Lependorf, Mark Nowak, Camille Rankine, Favianna Rodriguez, and Nicole Sealey
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 1:30-2:45PM
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Ken Chen, Francisco Aragón, Nicole Sealey, & Camille Rankine
Literary administrators of color are still a rarity. Representatives will discuss diversifying the field on a collegial and programmatic level, as well as the retention and recruitment of minority administrators within the literary nonprofit industry, the academy, and beyond. The discussion will be followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.
Location: Room 110, Plaza Level
Friday, March 8, 2013, 1:30PM-2:45PM
Getting a Read on Things: Assessing Literary Engagement: Harold Augenbraum, Ken Chen, Jocelyn Hale, & Jeffrey Lependorf
At the same time that foundation funding for literary organizations has been shrinking, other art fields have been developing new and exciting methods of assessing engagement. Members of the Working Group on Assessing Lit Engagement share what they’ve been doing to ensure that literature has its place at the funding table.
Location: Room 102, Plaza Level
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10:30AM-11:45AM
CultureStrike: A National Cultural Movement for Immigration: Youmna Chlala, Rigoberto González, Mark Nowak, & Favianna Rodriguez
CultureStrike, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s national cultural movement around immigration, presents a reading featuring Guggenheim fellow Rigoberto González’s pro-migrant narratives, writer and artist Youmna Chlala’s work, and Guggenheim fellow Mark Nowak’s poems written with Domestic Workers United. Artist Favianna Rodriguez will show work from CultureStrike’s national street art campaign.
Location: Room 208, Level 2
These panels are part of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, the largest literary conference in North America.