AWP Conference: An Equal Playing Field

B.J. Hollars, Assistant Professor of English, captivatingly described the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference as a “smorgasbord of all things writing.” During a brief interview before the conference, which took place April 8–11 in Minneapolis, he explained how the AWP Conference consists of panel presentations that allow young authors the chance…

Writing Loud: Anna Keesey’s Reading of Little Century

On April 7, students, faculty, and literature enthusiasts alike enjoyed a reading by Anna Keesey from her novel, Little Century. UW Eau Claire professor Allyson Loomis set a friendly and humorous tone to the event with her introduction to her longtime friend Anna Keesey. Keesey, a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, invited listeners into the…