In part one of Colorado Review’s May 2022 episode, Podcast Editor C Culbertson sits down with Editor-In-Chief Stephanie G’Schwind and interns Hannah Barnhart, Jonnie Genova, and Patrick Carey. Together, they talk about their experience attending the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference held in Philadelphia in late March.
Susan Donnelly Cheever is a writing teacher and tutor. She currently teaches at Beacon Academy, a small independent school working to close the educational achievement gap in Boston, and she runs her own online tutoring business, Writing Lighthouse. In addition to teaching, she has also worked as a writing workshop facilitator for Writers without Margins, a nonprofit […]
By Colorado Review Associate Editor Michelle Thomas This spring, at AWP in Portland, I met Maxine Hong Kingston. It was your typical AWP meet-cute: I attended her panel and then hovered in the meet-and-greet line. I had so many thoughts that I wanted to share. Namely, that I had first read The Woman Warrior in […]
By Colorado Review Associate Editor Kristin Macintyre Three weeks ago, I was in Portland, Oregon with nearly 15,000 other writers strolling the aisles of the AWP bookfair. I was indistinguishable among the crowd, each of us wearing canvas totes and blue lanyards, each of us tugging at a friend’s elbow while gawking at a discounted journal […]
By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Kelly Weber It’s April, which means it’s National Poetry Month, and it also means Portland was beginning to bud and bloom as writers from all across the country descended upon the city this past week for AWP 2019. The smell of coffee and blossoms mixed as people sporting canvas conference […]
by Kaelyn Riley, Colorado Review Associate Editor One day when I was in the fifth grade, my English teacher, Mr. Frye, assembled the class for a creative writing activity. On the whiteboard in his impeccable teacher cursive, he’d written a single line: The rooster sounded a cry of impending doom when… My task: finish the story. […]