BOA is excited. Want to know why? The 2012 Annual Conference & Bookfair for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is coming up soon! And once again, BOA will be making its appearance. Presenters, publishing presses, authors, readers, and other literary connoisseurs will gather together from Wednesday, February 29 - Saturday, March 3, in Chicago. A weekend full of events and activities is what's in-store, including writing workshops, lectures, poetry readings, book signings, and more. (Rhyme not intended). A couple of events to take special note of: - On Thursday, March 1 (9 - 10:15 a.m.), BOA will present "Ten Years of the Poulin Prize: A Poetry Reading," in celebration of the first ten years of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, sponsored by BOA Editions. Four previous Poulin Prize winners -- Dan Albergotti, Janice N. Harrington, Keetje Kuipers, and Ryan Teitman -- will read from their work and from the work of other previous winners. - On Saturday, March 3 (12noon - 1:15 p.m.), BOA will commemorate its milestone 35th anniversary as an independent publisher with a very special reading. The event, called "BOA Editions 35th Anniversary Reading" on the Schedule of Events, will feature writers who represent BOA's extensive body of work and the diverse voices which make our press what it is. (Those featured will include: Dorianne Laux, Michael Waters, Craig Teicher, and Wendy Mnookin). BOA's Editor Peter Conners will be present at both events to moderate. BOA goes to this conference every year, and we're looking forward to seeing our authors and readers! Come say hi to us at our tables (K3 and K4) and get the chance for discounts on books and to learn more about BOA! For the AWP 2012 Conference's Schedule of Events, click here. We hope to see you there!
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