Hofstra English Professor and author Kelly McMasters is a guest speaker at the annual AWP conference – the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Professor McMasters is there to participate in a reading and panel discussion about This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home, an anthology she co-edited with Margot Kahn. The AWP conference, an essential destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers, is taking place March 7-10, 2018, at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.
This Is the Place explores the theme of home through essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, and more. In addition to McMasters, the Saturday, March 10, panel also features book contributors Amanda Petrusich, Catina Bacote, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas and Leigh Newman.
Professor McMasters is a core faculty member in the MFA program and director of publishing studies at Hofstra. Membership into the AWP organization is included when students begin studies in Hofstra’s MFA program.