Well, I made it to Pilcrow for the final day of panels on Sunday. Despite the fact that they’d had a hugely busy day on Saturday with all-day panels, an auction (that raised $4000 for New Orleans libraries!), and a party that went into the wee hours, the panelists on Sunday were full of enthusiasm and passion.
They mustered up the energy to talk about how environmental politics do and don’t fit into their writing; about the personal politics of being “classy vs. assy” when it comes to dealing and being dealt with by editors, publishers, and other writers; and about how different environments (MFA programs, writers’ conferences, suburban homes with needy babies) affect writing habits.
Here’s a video clip of the conference organizers talking about the event: