Recently I wrote an AWP “How-To” over at Real Pants—good, practical advice on how to get the most out of that massive, overwhelming conference for writers.

Until a couple weeks ago, I wasn’t even going to attend this year. It would have been my first time missing in 10 years, which is something Crash Davis would call a “dubious honor.” Then my wife, also an AWP vet, suggested we go for just Friday and Saturday, and flights were cheap, so it was decided. My streak will continue.

Publishing Genius won’t be repped at the bookfair (except at the Small Press Distribution table, where we’ll have copies of a bunch of books). However, we are teaming up with Submittable once again to throw a party. It should be a blast.

The details are at Facebook. Here’s the long and short of it:

Publishing Genius presents, TOAST

February 11, 2017
7pm
1402 12th Street, NW (in Logan Circle)
Washington, DC

TOAST is a benefit for Writers in Baltimore Schools. Come, hang out, raise a glass. No cover, no hard sell, but bring some cash to donate to this worthy cause.

We’ll have craft cocktails and NA drinks, light fare, and toasts from your favorite writers—all free.