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3/11/23: What babies do to (non-baby) blogs (aka AWP Panel today!)

Holy crap, I haven’t posted in almost a year. Why? Well, we had a baby. Do you want to hear about poops, endlessly? No you do not. But now that the baby is seven months old, I feel a little bit like I can be in the world again. And later today, I’m presenting, along with Rachel Marston, Sadie Hoagland, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Wandeka Gayle, a panel at AWP (which is in Seattle, though I’ll be Zooming in) on “Conjuring Thisness in Fiction: The Palpable Art of the Particular.” I’m so glad about a number of things – first, to be sharing some thoughts on craft and pedagogy. Second, to start reconsidering how creative writing instructors actually teach students to be more concrete, at the right times, with the right dynamics – it has always seemed to me that teaching detail has always been a black box, a bit like Jesse Helms’ definition of porn (I know it when I see it). Third, I hope to turn this into an article, which will mean me re-reading a bunch of craft books on creative writing to see how they consider image and detail. It’s nice to be thinking about teaching again, and please, if you’re at AWP, come see us at 9:00AM PST, Rooms 433-434, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4!!!