Fun in the Sun: NRP Staff Return from AWP Conference

Interns Cameron, Anna, Laura, and Mikaila pose in their Printing Devil apparel.

That’s a wrap for the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference! The colossal convention took place this past week, March 8th through the 10th, in Tampa Bay, Florida. New Rivers Press took this opportunity to get out of the cold winter of Minnesota and bask in the sun, warm weather, and hordes of books at the AWP Bookfair.

Once again, New Rivers Press had the pleasure of hosting a table at the AWP Bookfair, but this year brought the addition of a few new faces. Interns Anna, Cameron, Laura, and Mikaila had the opportunity to travel to Tampa and represent the press by selling books, taking part in panels, and shamelessly sporting their NRP printer’s devil T-Shirts.

New Rivers Press is always looking for ways to improve and expand its audience, so each intern chose at least one panel to attend and report on.  A few of the topics included podcasting, marketing, crowdfunding, community building in small towns and mid-sized cities, and maximizing online sales. Everyone looks forward to reporting back to the press and incorporating this acquired knowledge into press operations.

Following the three-day thrill of the conference, the staff and interns are recovering from sleep deprivation, jet lag, and the shock of returning to sub-sixty weather.