Upcoming Events

Orion Events

Orion at AWP

Visit Orion at Booth #573 at the 2017 AWP Conference in Washington D.C. from February 8–11. See our event listings and gatherings below.


Beyond the Deadline: Surviving (and Thriving) in Magazine Publishing

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 3–4pm

Marquis Salon 5, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two

Editors and publishers from print and web-based publications address the myriad challenges of keeping a magazine alive: from finding good material and meeting deadlines to reaching new readers and paying the bills. The panelists discuss the nitty-gritty tasks as well as the larger visions that help sustain their creative efforts.

Moderator: Emerson (Chip) Blake, Editor-in-Chief, Orion

Panelists: Roxane Gay, Sy Safransky, Art Stupar

Open to the public.


Orion & Guernica: Cocktails & Conversation

Friday, February 10, 8–11pm

City Tap, 901 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

(A five-minute walk from the Convention Center)

We’re partnering with our friends at Guernica to host a mingle after-hours! Gather together with others who care about culture, place, art, and politics. We’ll have a cash bar and plenty to talk about. Join us!

Open to the public.

Join our Facebook event here.


Orion’s 35th Anniversary: Nature Writing at the Edge

Saturday, February 11, 10:30am–11:45pm

Room 202B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two

For thirty-five years, Orion has become a focal point in an extraordinarily rich period of nature writing. Orion magazine was founded with the conviction that humans are morally responsible for the world in which we live, and that the individual comes to sense this responsibility as he or she develops a personal bond with nature. These diverse writers read work that shares this conviction and share thoughts about Orion’s place in the past, present, and future of our natural and literary landscapes.

Moderator: Emerson (Chip) Blake, Editor-in-Chief, Orion

Panelists: Pam Houston, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Dorianne Laux, Beth Ann Fennelly

Open to the public.