Both proposals for panels that Orion submitted to the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference were accepted and will be presented at the AWP conference next April in Denver.
The panels are:
Writing the Mind’s Wild Geography
How is a sense of place both abstract and utterly grounded? The physical and the metaphysical worlds may not be so far apart after all—nature being various, mysterious, imperiled, and decisively not other. Gary Snyder has written of poetry as a creature of the wild mind that reflects back the wildness of nature. How then, in various genres, do the terrain of the imagination and the physical terrain meet? How do they work on each other? What happens when we engage both?
Moderator: Hannah Fries, Assistant Editor, Orion
Panelists: Maurice Manning, Indiana University; Ann Pancake, Pacific Luthern University; Lia Purpura, Loyola College; Alberto Rios, Arizona State University; and Pattiann Rogers.
What We Hate: Editorial Dos and Don’ts
You won’t find this in the FAQs. Get it straight from the source. Six distinguished magazine and book editors speak candidly about what they love and loathe and everything in between. What do editors really want from writers? What do they absolutely not want? If you’re positively sure you know the answers to these questions, then don’t come to this panel.
Moderator: H. Emerson Blake, Editor-in-Chief, Orion
Panelists: Katie Dublinski, Graywolf Press; Andrew Leland, The Believer; Denise Oswald, Soft Skull Press; Daniel Slager, Milkweed Editions; Rob Spillman, Tin House.