First Five Fragments for Friday – AWP Edition

Live from the AWP bookfair!

Minneapolis is abuzz with bookish sorts and it is exhilarating. I’m sitting at a table where I can snag free wifi, my bag already loaded with books at 11 a.m.  A poet is reading off to my left. A magazine publisher is meeting with another writer to my right. I’ve already attended a session about writing about disasters. This conference has something going on all the time, as it should.

And what does a writer do with all this stimulation? Let it simmer. Let it blend into a stew of ideas for future projects. Ignore the fact that it snowed yesterday since it already melted. Look at the hundreds of #AWP15 photos on Instagram and tweets on Twitter. Sink into it all.

And don’t worry about saying five intelligent things today. Take time to think. Take notes.

See you next week.

And if you’re here at this conference, hit me up on Twitter @kcmickelson.


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