Greetings from the AWP in Chicago-- for those who don't know, we are at the Association of Writers & Writing programs conference.
When we get back, I will convey all the lessons and advice I think you all might be interested in.
Here are some highlights so far:
Getting to see Nikki Giovani (poet @ Virginia Tech) read some of her poetry
Being in the audience for Margaret Atwood's keynote address at the wonderful auditorium at Roosevelt University (Atwood is one of my favorite authors--you might have heard her "Handmaid's Tale" novel). She was so charming and has a huge twitter following @margaretatwood
Getting to see Kate Hopper and others at a presentation on mothering and the writing process; Kate has expressed interest in reviewing our anthology (her website is http://motherhoodandwords.com) and is open to being interviewed on our blog.
Meeting one of our anthology contributors, Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow, and her husband, Richard, for a wonderful dinner at The Park Grill; look forward to her future interview on our blog and you can also see what a talented and interesting person and writer Elynne is. In addition, she gave great advice about marketing and promoting our book-- we are very grateful to her recent efforts to get a large number of "likes" on our facebook page. Btw, if you haven't already, come check out our page--and like and/or share it--at http://Facebook.com/fatdaddysfarm.org
If you haven't already, scroll down and check out the first contributor interviews of Nina and Ann and keep an eye out for more.
Please join us in getting the buzz going for our upcoming anthology and other efforts by following us via twitter @fatdaddysfarm -it is a great way to find out about our projects, giveaways and other info!