AWP 2024: Kansas City

We attended the 2024 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Kansas City, from February 7-10. Perugia Press was at Table #1214 at the Bookfair with author book signings on Thursday 2/8 (Catherine Anderson, The Work of Hands; Abby E. Murray, Hail and Farewell; and Carolina Hotchandani The Book Eaters), Friday 2/9 (Rebecca Pelky, Through a Red Place and Nancy K. Pearson, Two Minutes of Light), and Saturday 2/10 (Lynne Thompson, Beg No Pardon and Carolina Hotchandani). Three of our poets (Murray, Pearson, and Pelky) participated in panels on Thursday and Friday, and Perugia was part of a collaborative offsite event at Habitat Contemporary Gallery with CavanKerry Press, FlowerSong Press, and Acre Books on Friday 2/9 from 6:00-8:00pm featuring Perugia’s poets Anderson, Hotchandani, Murray, and Pearson. Thanks to everyone who visited us at the Bookfair, attended our poets’ panels, and came to our reading. We appreciate your support, and it was great to celebrate with you in Kansas City!

Carolina Hotchandani, Publisher Rebecca Olander & Catherine Anderson

Lynne Thompson, Publisher Rebecca Olander & Carolina Hotchandani
Abby E. Murray
Rebecca Pelky
Carolina Hotchandani
Lynne Thompson and Perugia reader Lupita Eyde-Tucker
Nancy K. Pearson with Two Minutes of Light fans

Poets & Writers featured debut poets Carolina Hotchandani and Amanda Gunn
Publisher Rebecca Olander with poet Leila Chatti

Perugia publisher and poets at offsite reading