Hoa Nguyen’s AWP 2015 Events

One Panel. One Reading. One Tribute. One Tarot Marathon.

Thursday, April 9
12 Noon

Conference Panel: Money! Sex! Politics! Negotiating Gender Bias to Get What You Want as a Writer and as an Academic

Featuring Marcela Sulak, Cate Marvin, Hoa Nguyen, Cynthia Roth, and Danielle Pafunda

This panel will focus on common sense ways to avoid pitfalls of gender bias as a writer and in academia, and to implement effective tactics for sensitizing our colleagues to gender-based patterns that harm us all. Panelists will discuss how they draw on resources from the fields of systems dynamics, business management, and diplomacy women to help identify gender bias and eliminate it. Panelists include Women in the Literary Arts members, heads of writing programs, adjunct instructors, editors, poets, and writers.

Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 205 A&B, Level 2, 1301


Friday, April 10: 2 Events!

Reading: An Ugly Duckling Presse, Conduit, and Fence Poetry Shindig

Conduit, Fence, and Ugly Duckling Presse have joined forces to present a night of poetry and music. Corina Copp, Ben Fama, Dobby Gibson, Jennifer Mackenzie, Hoa Nguyen, James Shea, and Dara Wier will read from their work and Dreamland Faces will provide the musical interludes. After such exultations, Fred Schmalz will spin the best in soul and funk for your listening and dancing pleasure. For those who like to eat, yes, a food truck will be on site.

Harriet Brewing’s Tap Room
3036 Minnehaha Ave.

****afterwards walk on over to Patrick’s Cabaret*****


Literary Tribute to Grant Hart and seminal band Hüsker Dü

Tribute to Minneapolis-based songwriter Grant Hart and seminal band Hüsker Dü. Writers include John Beer, James Brubaker, Paula Cisewski, Maria Damon, Matthew Derby, Michael Fournier, Tim Horvath, Laurie Lindeen, Daniel Mahoney, Hoa Nguyen, Constance Squires, Justin Taylor, Joel Turnipseed, and maybe a surprise guest or two. Then a short conversation with Grant Hart about his most recent album, The Argument — a critically acclaimed concept album based on William S. Burroughs’s treatment of John Milton’s Paradise Lost — and the influence of literature on his music. The evening will conclude with a short set of music by Hart; local brews, snacks, and swag will be on hand throughout for this special, not to be missed event.

Space is limited, $10: order tickets at the Rain Taxi Booth (701) in the AWP Book Fair or here

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Avenue


Saturday April 11

11:30 AM to 3:15 PM

UnknownTarot Marathon at the Book Fair:  poet Hoa Nguyen will offer individual, 10-minute tarot readings at the Wave Books table (926/928) and interpret cards regarding the past, present and future. All that is required is a focused question and the purchase of two Wave books.

Hoa’s tarot interpretations have a loyal, international following. You won’t want to miss this. Sign up begins that morning (in person).

Minneapolis Convention Center
Book Fair / Wave Books Tables 926/928

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