Dear #AWP20, the conference is on. We just got off the phone with the mayor. We took a long time to deliberate because this is so important to our community. A full statement will be posted on our website now that the decision has been made.— Diane Zinna (@DianeZinna) March 2, 2020
Remember, your coronavirus risk at #AWP is not just whether you yourself get it but whether you carry it home with you to all the vulnerable people in your community -- and you'd have no way of knowing in advance. #AWP2020 #AWP20— Anne Myles (@NastyMaryDyer) March 2, 2020
We made the decision that was right for our family and will not be at AWP this year, but inshallah everyone still going will have a safe and nourishing experience. More coming soon re: availability of our Team Mashallah Zine https://t.co/LG5El8tKBQ— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) March 2, 2020
W&W OUT OF #AWP2020— Wolsak & Wynn (@wolsakandwynn) March 3, 2020
After considerable reflection and consultation with our staff, Wolsak & Wynn has decided to withdraw from the AWP conference in San Antonio this week. Wolsak & Wynn looks forward to regrouping and joining AWP's conference in Kansas City next year.
THREAD:— joseph osmundson (@reluctantlyjoe) March 3, 2020
Hi everyone. I'm a writer. I'm also a scientist with a training in microbiology and virology.
I've just decided to skip #AWP this year.
1) The risk for me personally is very *very* low. That's not what this is about.
Meanwhile, this could not have happened to a more neurotic group of people. #AWP2020— 💫Shanon Lee💫 (@mylove4writing) March 2, 2020
🚨LIT WORLD🚨— Whale Prom (@WhaleProm) March 3, 2020
if you were planning on traveling to Awp & do not run an indie press (no govt/institutional funding),what are your plans now?
Please RT far & wide, this might help indie presses make their decisions#AWP20 #AWP2020
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