Not familiar with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' annual event? Think of it as the supreme literary gathering of the year. Publishers, editors, teachers, booksellers, readers, writers, and everyone else interested in contemporary literature will convene at the Minneapolis Convention Center for panels, networking, and readings.
For lit lovers not interested in the conference's price tag, most authors will be reading at other venues as well. When you bring thousands of writers and book lovers to one city, you can expect them to escape to a dimly lit bar sooner rather than later, after all. So clear out your reading list, as these are the books you need to finish before April.