Waveform #AWP17 Reading and Panel


We recently interviewed Marcia Aldrich about the new anthology Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women.

Waveform has a Wednesday reading in D.C. and a Saturday panel as part of #AWP17. Please attend; let’s support this anthology! Here’s that information:

#AWP17 Off-site event: Waveform Book Launch, Reading, & Discussion


When: Wednesday, February 8, 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Where: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

For full information, see kramers.com/waveform

Waveform celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature. Historically, women have been instrumental in moving the essay to center stage, and Waveform continues this rich tradition, further expanding the dynamic genre’s boundaries and testing its edges.


#AWP17 Waveform Panel Information:

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:30am to 11:45am

Where: Marquis Salon 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
(Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Marcia Aldrich, Barrie Jean Borich, Kyoko Mori, Jericho Parms)
In 2014, The New York Times asked if it’s a golden age for women essayists. Cheryl Strayed gave a qualified yes. But while a wave of women’s essays is shaping the literary scene, women are underrepresented in journals and the standard-bearer, Best American Essays. Our panel explores the literary fallout from this paradox, the shape-shifting nature of essays, why it’s tricky to identify as a woman writer, the effects on our work when asked to write as women, and the complications of invisibility.

Useful links and further resources:

Find more information and to purchase Waveform from the University of Georgia Press, here.

Use Waveform in your courses. Teaching resources and much more information can be found at the Waveform site, here.

Read Aldrich’s excellent interview with Essay Daily, “Riding the Wave: Marcia Aldrich on Diversifying the CNF Anthology,” here.

The full list of contributors: Marcia Aldrich, Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Chelsea Biondolillo, Eula Biss, Barrie Jean Borich, Joy Castro, Meghan Daum, Jaquira Díaz, Laurie Lynn Drummond, Patricia Foster, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, Margo Jefferson, Sonja Livingston, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Brenda Miller, Michele Morano, Kyoko Mori, Bich Minh Nguyen, Adriana Paramo, Jericho Parms, Torrey Peters, Kristen Radtke, Wendy Rawlings, Cheryl Strayed, Dana Tommasino, Sarah Valentine, Neela Vaswani, Nicole Walker, Amy Wright.

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