AWP Panel: Going There---Writing the Complicated Truth in the World's Hot Spots

  • Washington, DC

Room 101, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Friday, February 10, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

With Joanna Eleftheriou, Brit Bennett, Natalie Bakopoulos, Kimberly Meyer, and Beth Peterson:

Panel description (from AWP): In the age of the 30-second news clip, too often places of crisis beyond our borders become oversimplified and stereotyped. In this roundtable panel, four writers practicing in a variety of genres and writing about diverse hot spots—Norway’s collapsing glaciers, bankrupt Greece, the Sinai Desert with ISIS in the north, the US with its racial injustice—will examine ways to harness the energy bred by news clips while navigating the preconceptions readers bring to our work.