In case you haven't yet heard, the upcoming Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference, slated for the end of the month in New York, is now utterly and completely sold out. This is the seventh AWP I'll be attending, and this has never happened before. (Nor have the other conferences anticipated as many as 7,000 attendees.) I'm lucky that I've already registered, but I have to say the idea the idea of finding a seat at any given panel or reading--when 7,000 other people will be doing the same--is a bit daunting.
I know that more than a few people had planned to buy their passes on-site. Now that that's no longer an option, I'll try to provide some alternative literary activities--taking place elsewhere in Manhattan--for their benefit. Look for a list-in-progress to be posted here tomorrow.
And everyone--those who'll be in town but will be sans registration badges and those who hadn't planned to attend in the first place--can get a glimpse into the goings-on. I'll be blogging about the conference while it unfolds over at The Writer magazine's Web site. Stay tuned for more info. on that, too.