AWP 2015: The Past is a Place: Former Minnesotans Remember

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 5.17.02 PMPanelists: Maria Damon, Barrie Jean Borich, Amitava Kumar, Cheryl Strayed

 Maria Damon, moderator, briefly introduced the panelists and explained that had been asked to return to Minnesota and write about a fraught place.  It was later revealed by the panelists that the work they had read was brand new – all of them had been writing late the night before and had had exchanged encouraging emails cheering each other on.  Even without knowing this, the work they read was astounding. Continue reading