Thanks to Kristen Caven for recording our offsite AWP session and Cristina Deptula for organizing the session. The discussion was fun, some disagreements of course, but quite cordial, and I found it enlightening. Each of the panelists had well expressed and interesting points of view.
One highpoint for me was mentioning Middlemarch as one of the books I love the most. Later in the day I attended a reading and interview with Louise Erdich, and she was asked what book she returns to, and she said Middlemarch. Confirmation that the spirit of George Eliot walks the halls of AWP.