I got an email about a bookfair sponsored by AWP, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs , the article being a detailed one in Publisher’s Weekly “AWP 2017: A Political Book Fair”.
Many participants reportedly were concerned about the expected loss of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and some had connections to left-wing movements like Black Lives Matter.
I’ve always been on my own. But I remember those days back in Minneapolis in 2002-2003 networking with the National Writers Union --- how tied in some people were to “guerilla marketing” and to circles of grant-writing assignments. Most people have to write what others want.