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Ending Well: Barrelhousing with Clare Beams

Running a conference is a funny thing: you work as hard as you can to make sure you’re beating every bush, pulling together all the most awesome writer-people in one place at one time for one day a year. You google and network and read contributor bios. You send a hundred emails a month. But […]

I Approach Everything Like a Poem: Barrelhousing with Hanif Abdurraquib

Hanif Abdurraquib is an accomplished poet who also happens to be one of my favorite writers of nonfiction, especially music-based personal essays. On October 21, participants at Conversations and Connections will have a chance to Hanif weigh in on both areas, as a participant on the “Going Deep: Writing Meaningfully About Pop Culture” panel and […]

Head Down, Moving Forward: Barrelhousing with Michael Seidlinger

Michael Seidlinger is a man who wears many hats: Editor, Publisher, Social Media Editor, Writer. Name a position in contemporary publishing and Michael is likely doing it just this minute. How does he do it? On October 21, he’ll share some of his tips for time management as part of the panel discussion “Tick Tock: […]

Logistics for Conversations and Connections Pittsburgh 2016

Following is text  of an email sent to conference registrants on October 16, 2016: Hi Everybody — This is Dave Housley from Barrelhouse. If you’re getting this then you’re registered for Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing this Saturday at Chatham University! We’re really looking forward to seeing everybody there! This is an email […]