There are 13,000 writers, editors, agents, publishers, arts administrators, and other book-loving people here in Minneapolis this weekend for the AWP conference. Not only is that awesome in and of itself, but what is equally awesome is the impressive number of book readings, get-togethers, and panel discussions that are going on — many of them outside of the conference (meaning they're often free to attend).
Check out the offsite events schedule for more information. For us children's lit lovers, there are still several young adult author readings, a fundraiser reading for homeless youth, and a youth poetry reading, among other literary revelry.
— Eliza Leahy
Associate Editor, Trade and Consumer