This year AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Program) holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in Chicago. Lisa Schlesinger, Ruth Margraff, Sands Hall, Kenneth Prestininzi and I, will be in a panel on Thursday- March 1, 2012
Dreaming New Cartographies: Playwriting across Genres and Cultures
(Lisa Schlesinger, Ruth Margraff, Sands Hall, Ezzat Goushegir, Kenneth Prestininzi)
Crystal Room, Palmer House Hilton, 3rd Floor
Historically, poems and stories have been performed long before they were written down. Five playwrights will explore new kinds of writing in the crosshairs of poetry, fiction, and theatre emerging in global theatre and literary venues. We will discuss the use of poetry and fiction in performance as well as playwriting techniques that enhance prose styles. We will address the use of cross-genre writing as a means to create new possibilities for global conversation across cultural divides.