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AWP24 came early

Madville author, Lee Zacharias poses in front of the AWP24 Conference & Bookfair banner in Kansas City.

We had a smaller showing at this year’s AWP conference. Kim didn’t attend, having begun her college career in Missouri, she could only think of the weather and the unpredictability of flights in early February in Kansas City. But of course, Madville has a number of authors who have no such aversion to the cold or fear of driving on icy roads, and they did attend and represented Madville happily.

Michael Simms, Madville author of Bicycles of the Gods, The Green Mage, and Windkeep, also edits the online journal, Vox Populi, and he invited us to share his table in the book fair. Our authors signed books and greeted potential readers all three of the afternoons at that table. In addition, we have friends at Hoot, who also shared Luanne Smith’s three anthologies (Muddy Backroads, Taboos & Transgressions, and Runaway) and Jodi Angel’s Biggest Little Girl.

Thanks to Lee Zacharias for sharing her wonderful photos! (Also Michael Simms and Cherise Pollard!)

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AWP 2023 Recap

The Madville Publishing booth at AWP23.

We had a wonderful time at AWP 2023 in Seattle

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Madville Publishing to Attend AWP23

Madville Publishing Banner for #AWP23
AWP, Association of Writers & Writing Programs

2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Seattle, Washington
March 8–11, 2023
Seattle Convention Center

Madville Publishing will once again be in attendance at AWP2023. These are the details we know so far:

Madville will be at Booth #722 in the book fair

Thursday, March 9, 2023

9:00-5:00 PM in the book fair (Booth number 722)

6:00-7:30 PM Meet and Greet the Madvillans

Reception in the Ballard Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Seattle, Third Floor, Pike Street Tower
Madville Publishing invites friends and those who would like to become friends to join us for an opportunity to meet our authors. There will be libations!!

Friday, March 10, 2023

9:00-5:00 PM in the book fair (Booth number 722)

4:00-7:30 PM Madvillans Read – Offsite event – (but it’s really onsite!)

The Columbia Room, Sheraton Grand, Seattle, Fourth Floor, Union Tower

(Readings from Jodi Angel, Lee Zacharias, Maurice Ruffin, Cherise Pollard, Lana Austin, Michael Gills, Francine Rodriguez, karla k. morton, Wondra Chang, Rick Campbell, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Makayla Gay, Bruce Overby, Susan O’Dell Underwood, Mike Hilbig, Dion O’Reilly, Hillary Behrman, Kim Addonizio, Anna Sandy-Elrod, Raye Hendrix, Jenny Molberg, Kim Davis, Lisa Rose, and Gigi Marino.)

Saturday, March 11, 2023

9:00-5:00 PM in the book fair (Booth number 722)

9:00-10:15 AM (S118) Urban and Rural: Writing about Poverty

(Luanne Smith,  Michael Gills,  Troy Wilderson,  Stephanie Powell Watts,  Francine Rodriguez)

While class is often the backdrop to a story rather than the main point, writing about poverty is often compartmentalized. Grit Lit, Street Lit, Kmart fiction, even noir, there seems to be a place to put this work rather than actually looking at it as writing about the human condition. This panel brings together prose writers from rural and urban settings to discuss commonalities, differences and the bigger picture when class is a major factor in the work.

Have a look at our Spring 2023 books, & help us launch them at AWP23

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Madville Attended AWP 2018–sort of

We were there… sort of

Madville Publishing, LLC, was not quite an entity when Kim attended AWP in Tampa in 2018. The conference for Creative Writing Programs is a huge annual event, that creative writers should all attend at least once. 2018 was no different, and Kim saw many of her writing friends in Tampa in 2018. She was either at the The Texas Review Press Booth, or the Goliad Review & Press table, both presses where she worked at one time.
Kim\’s schedule at AWP 2018:
\"\"Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Author signing–Curt Eriksen, A Place of Timeless Harmony
(Kim had the pleasure of editing this book and doing the layout and design for it.)
Thursday 4:30-5:45 PM
Kim moderated the panel, “The Places America Forgot”
(Michael Gills and Joseph D. Haske read their fiction.)
\"\"Friday 1:00-3:00 PM
Author signing–Theodora Bishop, On the Rocks

(Kim had the pleasure of editing this book and doing the layout and design for it.)
\"\"\"\"Friday 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Author signing–Michael Gills, The House Across from the Deaf School and The Death of Bonnie and Clyde and Other Stories 
(Kim had the pleasure of editing Michael\’s most recent book and doing the layout and design for it.)
\"\"Saturday 11:30-1:30 PM
Author signing–Lindsay Illich, Rile & Heave