BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief
For those of you who will be at AWP this year in Chicago, we’d love to meet you. Sycamore Review will have two tables along with the MFA program in Creative Writing at Purdue. Stop by to meet the editors. We’d love to chat with you.
Also, Sycamore Review will be on a panel this year. Our Assistant Director to Creative Writing, Christopher Arnold, and Sycamore’s managing editor, Katie Connor will share the stage with Susan Shreve and Marra O’Brien to lead a conversation about promoting literacy in your community. The panel meets on Thursday from 10:30-11:45. Here is the panel description below.
R117. Reaching Beyond the Page: Writers in the Community.(Christopher Arnold, Susan Richards Shreve, Mara O’Brien, Kathleen Connor) Join us as we discuss how writers at any stage in their career can take an active role in promoting literacy in their communities. We share the philosophy that creativity and strong writing skills are vital in any community. The organizers of innovative programs such as PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in the Schools, 826 Chicago, and Looseleaf Writing Workshops will share their experiences and concrete strategies for writers and writing programs to promote literature in schools, tutoring centers, retirement homes, shelters, and prisons.
Hope to see you there.