Erika Krouse

Official website for Erika Krouse, author of Contenders and Come Up and See Me Sometime.

Back to All Events

AWP Panels

  • 1301 2nd Ave S Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)

"But I Need My Day Job: Creating a Kick-Ass Writing Education in Your Own Community" F292. Not everyone can pursue a writing degree or feels finished with their education once they have one. This panel brings students and teachers from the Loft Literary Center and Lighthouse Writers together to discuss models of writing education in community-based centers. Many writing careers have blossomed from such centers, into book deals, national awards, and more. Panelists will talk about how the programs work, how they can be replicated, and how efforts like these can help people make writing a lasting part of their lives. (Carrie Mesrobian,  Jennifer Dodgson,  William Haywood Henderson,  Erika Krouse,  Beth Nelson)

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room L100 H&I, Lower Level (1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

"The Book Problem: Innovative Programs for Writers of Long Projects" R176. Typically, writers of book-length projects receive workshop feedback on chapters from instructors and peers, a process that works for some, but traps others in a cycle of endlessly revising small sections, never getting the full draft. Two innovative programs, Grub Street’s Novel Incubator and Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Book Project, have developed ways of supporting authors in getting their full works drafted and refined. Lessons learned and processes to be replicated will be forthcoming.(Andrea Dupree,  Chris Castellani,  Erika Krouse,  Michelle Hoover,  William Haywood Henderson)

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 211 A&B, Level 2 (1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403)