An 2015 AWP event.

“New York!” he said. “That's not a place, it's a dream,” writes Ralph Ellison in  Invisible Man. New York may be a dream for many writers, but it's certainly not the only dream. Over the last decade, countless small presses and journals, literary reading series, and independent bookstores have cropped up in minor Midwestern cities. “In the Middle of Everything” will discuss what's going on in Midwestern America to make it one of the most vibrant places to be a writer and celebrate literature

A conversation with Ben Tanzer, Tim Kinsella, Kathleen Rooney, and The Paris Review‘s Jeffery Gleaves, moderated by Naomi Huffman.

More event information here.

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