Like much of the writing world, the University of Nebraska Press is still processing all of the people, panels, parties, signings, conversations, and (naturally), the books of this year’s AWP conference. A great time was had by authors and publishers alike, but that is not the purpose of this post.
No, the purpose of this post is to congratulate Jonis Agee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln creative writing professor, Bison Books author (Sweet Eyes, 2003), and winner of this year’s George Garrett Award for Community Service, given each year by AWP. The award was given in recognition of Jonis’ teaching and mentoring of other writers, as well as her role as founding director of the Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference. Congratulations, Jonis, from the University of Nebraska Press!