• James Yamasaki

If you notice a slight uptick in the number of verbose, bedraggled, and socially inept people in downtown and Capitol Hill this week, it's because about 13,000 aspiring and no-longer-aspiring writers are collecting at the convention center for the 2014 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference (February 26–March 1). As someone with an MFA degree (Master of Fuck All), and an attendee of most of the last decade's AWPs, I'm here to tell you that this should be fun if you like reading and writing. Actually, even if you don't care about reading and writing, it should be at least amusing.

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