AWP Minneapolis: the bookfair haul

So, I’m back home in my beloved Portland, and despite having only carry-on bags for my trip, I’ve still managed to bring home quite a haul.

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My books
My journals and magazines
My journals and magazines

I also want to give a quick shout-out to a few of my favorite tables in the bookfair. There were loads, but I honestly didn’t get to every table — the bookfair was dizzying — so I can only highlight a few of the coolest of the ones I saw:

  • Blue Skirt Productions, with crayons and music cds and their microfiction contest
  • Driftless Review, with a board of paint-penned workshop one-liners
  • The Common, with a map on which you could label the places where you told your stories (I pinned Cameron, Louisiana, for Hagridden)
  • Broadsided Press, with a very cool set-up of themed micro-broadsides on viewfinder discs(!) and ambient audio on headphones
  • The University of Louisiana-Lafayette graduate program, with the Rougarou literary journal (the staff there now have a copy of Hagridden, since we have the Louisiana bayou and the rougarou in common!)
  • Zoetic Press, where I got a shot glass filled with St. George’s Terroir gin (new to me, but I liked it! good sipping gin to go with their good books)

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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