Michael Fillipone from WING CHAIR BOOKS asked me and a few other writers the same question:
What did you learn at AWP 2012?
Here's what I said:
It’s easy to give in to the belief that everyone in the small press / indie lit / AWP writing scene are all on some fake ass, circle jerk, social bullshit, then you arrive at AWP and remember that people are amazing, full of love and life and talent and energy and creativity and goodness and you forget how / why / when you ever even forgot that in the first place.
Here's what everyone else said: