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Woman teaching a class about influential authors, and her students all think of her as their greatest influence.
 
Explore the Other Side of the Game
 
In "The Other Side of the Game: Reconciling My Reading and My Rearing in the Literary World," Kyle G. Dargan examines his biases and his influences. "Understanding, when it comes to people, is a process as we are not constants.... How do my reading, awareness, and consideration of women writers match the degree to which they have shaped my literary world? It is a potentially uncomfortable reflection to face, but the redress, when necessary, I have found to be work that brings me closer to being whole as a writer, or simply as a human being."
 
Join the Discussion
 
AWP asked: In honor of last week's podcast episode, what is your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?

Some of the passionate answers we received:

Tracy Bryan: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Mary Bolton: The Joe Wright version of Pride & Prejudice.

Marisa PC Ree: First that come to mind: Little Children, Atonement, Push/Precious. If plays count, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Christian Teresi: No Country For Old Men.

Susan Ito: Away From Her. (Do short stories count?) also Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter. A River Runs Through It.

mighty red pen: Bridget Jones's Diary. This is one case I think I like the movie even better than the book.

Jackie Cangro: Right now I'd say Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin

Moira: Room! It's a difficult narrative to tell to begin with, & to accurately adapt the vibe from the novels' diction is just masterful

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AWP Spotlight on Vivian Faith Prescott!
 
I live with the tidal fluxes; I think I write differently at high tide than at low tide.” Vivian Faith Prescott is September’s #AWPSPOTLIGHT member! Read more about writerly life on an Alaskan island, or nominate a writer for In the Spotlight today!
 
Recognize Your Favorite Small Press
 
Nominations for the AWP Small Press Publisher Award are now being accepted. The 2017 award will be given to a press, and the deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 15. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and a complimentary exhibit booth, including two complimentary conference registrations, at the AWP Conference & Bookfair in the year following the recipient’s recognition. Previous winners include Guernica, Graywolf Press, One Story, Inc., and Sarabande Books.
 
Thank You to Our #AWP17 Benefactors
 
The George Mason University Creative Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts Program in Writing, and University of Maryland MFA in Creative Writing are supporting our annual conference at the Benefactor level this year. Visit the 2017 Sponsors page to see all of our sponsors.
 
Sponsor the #AWP17 Conference & Bookfair in DC
 
Join your peers, like those listed above, and become an #AWP17 sponsor. Enjoy great benefits, marketing exposure, exhibit space at the Patron level and up, and complimentary registration waivers for faculty, staff, and students. Over 12,000 writers, students, teachers, and literary professionals attend, making it a great opportunity to promote your program, center, or press. Pledges are due October 15 and details can be found on our new sponsorship page or by contacting Pamela Mills at sponsorship@awpwriter.org.
 
Secure Your Space at the #AWP17 Bookfair
 
Join the 500+ exhibiting organizations that have secured space at the Washington, DC bookfair. All purchases are made online. The earlier the space is purchased, the more likely it is to be an ideal exhibit location receiving the highest number of marketing impressions. Reserve now to maximize planning time and capitalize on the opportunity to reach over 12,000 literary enthusiasts at the most popular independent bookfair in the country.
 
Attention Program Directors
 
Be on the lookout for the best from your students to send to the Intro Awards. The deadline for uploading via our Submittable portal is December 2.
 
What's that Image?
 
This banner was illustrated by our Design Editor for Kyle Dargan's Writer's Notebook blog piece. It depicts students whose literary influences include their teacher, a woman writer.
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
 
September 15: Deadline to submit nominations for the George Garrett Award

September 15: Deadline to submit nominations for the Small Press Publisher Award

September 22: #AskAnEditor tweet chat

September 30: Writer's Chronicle reading period ends
 
 
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