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Monday, February 9, 2009

Going to AWP!

If you're headed to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference (AWP) in Chicago later this week, we hope you'll come some hi to the HFR staff and ASU faculty at any of the following events...

Wednesday
HFR is participating in a Literary Death Match Wednesday night against five other literary entities. Readers will read, judges will judge, and there will be a literary showdown to determine the winner. Don't miss it! When: February 11, 6:15 (doors at 6:00). Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago, IL. Cost: $5. More details here.

Thursday
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Arizona State's MFA progam (HFR's home) invite you to a reading by Eric Bogosian in the International Ballroom North, 2nd Floor of the Hilton from 4:30-5:45.

Afterwards, at 7:00, we'll be hosting a reception
in the Continental C, Lobby Level room. Join us for a drink!

Friday
Private Dining Room 2, 3rd Floor, 1:30-2:45. Passing through the Fourth Wall: The Academy in the Community. (Cynthia Hogue, Melissa Pritchard, Sean Nevin, Sheilah Britton, Alberto Ríos) ASU's faculty, staff, and students have been involved in projects that seek to make the community the fourth wall of the classroom. Leaders of various community impact programs from ASU discuss ways in which the academic creative writing world can affect the surrounding community through artistic interventions, using our myriad programs as guides, for the terminally ill, hospitalized children, marginalized adolescents in Kolkata, US veterans and peace activists, and pedagogy for MFAs who work with K-12 students in underserved schools.

All the freaking time
We'll be at the bookfair! We've got free stuff, discounted HFR subscriptions, a raffle, and lots of charm. Our table is listed under "The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing" but the HFR staff will be there in full force. Please stop by to say hi.

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