Building Fires in the Snow at AWP 2017 #1

With 12,000 attendees, 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures, there’s a lot to see and do. Martha and Lucian will be in Washington, D.C. throughout the conference representing Building Fires in the Snow.

Friday - Saturday, February 9 - 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Booth 391
We will sometimes be found at the shared University of Alaska Press/University of Fairbanks/Permafrost Magazine booth 391, near the seating area. We'll try to post exact times as soon as we coordinate with others sharing the booth.

Friday, February 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Booth 391

Martha and Lucian will have books for sale and will be happy to sign them during this time. Or just drop by and say hello. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends at AWP and this will be the perfect way to reconnect. 

Gender and Genre: How Do Our Prejudices Affect Our Preferences?

Saturday, February 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two

Martha will be participating in a panel along with Jill McCabe Johnson, Kevin Clark, SJ Sindu, and Viannah Duncan. Do gender stereotypes influence literary tastes? Does a love poem from a male-identified poet seem more tender because it defies common gender assumptions? Does a critique from a female-identified writer feel more barbed for the same reason? What about writers whose identities or work blur society’s imposed gender distinctions? Join this panel as we explore whether we value writing more or less because of the perceived gender of the author, including how that may affect publishing decisions.  | MORE |

Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry is a pathbreaking anthology that opens a window onto the diverse lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Alaskans. Featuring a wide spectrum of LGBTQ and straight ally writers, these stories and poems reflect rural and small town life, as well as that of its urban hubs.