Here are two of the panels we attended:
"THE POETS" Moderated by Sasha West
What could be more monumental than a panel with a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Gregory Pardlo), a lyric video pioneer and poetess (Rachel Eliza Griffiths), and a renowned memoirist-poet (Nick Flynn)? Not much! Join these three celebrated poets as they discuss what it means to be an American in a country that's become more intricate than simply "the land of the free."
"THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2015" Moderated by Laura Furman
Authors: Elizabeth McCracken & Elizabeth Strout
Every year, The O. Henry Prize Stories publishes the 20 best short stories published in U.S. and Canadian literary magazines. Join Elizabeth McCracken, Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout, and O. Henry Prize Stories editor Laura Furman for a discussion about the featured stories and the art of storytelling.
After the poetry panel, we headed to the signing tent and had the pleasure of chatting with Nick Flynn. Nick (we call him Nick) is an incredibly nice guy, an inspiration in many more ways than writing alone.
Here's the souvenir: