Uncategorized | March 10, 2006

Stephanie Carpenter; Speer Morgan; Edward Falco, author of Sabbath Night in the Church of the Pirhana; Greg Michaelson, Unbridled Books

Thank you to all of those who stopped by our bookfair table at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ (AWP) Conference in Austin, Texas, earlier this month. We gave away several hundred copies of the magazine, temporary tattoos, mini-notebooks, and an iPod Shuffle. The winner of the iPod Shuffle? Brian Evans of Wichita, Kansas. Congratulations, Brian.

Greg Michaelson, Unbridled Books; Richard Sowienski; David Hamilton, Iowa Review; Speer Morgan, Howard Junker, Zyzzyva

The Missouri Review was well represented at the conference. Speer Morgan participated in a panel on the question of a renaissance among literary journals, a panel that also included Bret Lott from the Southern Review, T.R. Hummer from the Georgia Review, Ted Genoways from the Virginia Quarterly Review, and David Lynn from the Kenyon Review. TMR alum Anthony Varallo and current TMR intern Emily Rosko shared the stage as well, at a reading celebrating this past year’s winners of the Iowa Awards from University of Iowa Press. Varallo read from his collection of short stories, This Day in History, while Rosko read from her debut-collection of poetry, Raw Goods Inventory.

Stephanie Carpenter; Michael Kardos; Anthony Varallo

Various TMR staff members and interns helped to take care of business at the bookfair table, including Speer Morgan, Kris Somerville, Evelyn Somers, Dedra Earl, Jason Koo, Scott Kaukonen, Michael Kardos, Michael Piafsky, Stephanie Carpenter, and Jessica Garratt. We had the opportunity to meet many of you, to chat with our authors, and to touch base with some of our own alumni including Hoa Ngo, Tina Hall, and John Tait. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Atlanta.