Beyond AWP: The Benefits of Attending A Smaller Writing Conference

I recently wrote this piece for Brevity Magazine about smaller conferences – its no shock we’re fond of them here at Burlesque Press! But do make note of the upcoming Creative Nonfiction Conference, May 23-25 in Pittsburgh, PA. Several Burlesque Press staff members, including myself, will be there. Come see us at the conference!

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Creative Nonfiction magazine’s marketing associate Jennifer Stewart guest blogs on the merits of smaller, more intimate, more accessible conferences, now that the annual AWP Extravaganza packs in upwards of 13,000 writers. (Jennifer makes a more specific pitch for CNF’s own smaller conference, just a little over a month from now, on the CNF website, in an article entitled “Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend CNF’s Writers’ Conference.”)

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You have bills to pay.  You have a job demanding your attention.  You have writing, of course, and never enough time to do it. Bottom line – why should you spend good money to travel somewhere else to listen to other people talk about writing?

Despite the financial cost and the travel time, going to conferences is a vital part of being a writer.  This probably isn’t new information to you, so we won’t even need to…

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