Last week, the Potomac Review staff helped host and manage the highly successful Conversations and Connections Writer’s Conference at John Hopkins University in Dupont Circle. Below are a few photos of the events and panels from our intern Inna Stair.

This is the set up for the “Speed Dating with the Editors.” Note the different colored signs on the back of chair that designate the specific genres of an editor (nonfiction, fiction, and poetry). For 2 and a half hours, we ushered in 30 writers at a time to talk one-on-one with editors for 10 minutes. Rinse. repeat. For all the commotion every 10 minutes, there was nary a hiccup.
Panelists Zachary Benividez, Montgomery College, David Grossman, Associate Editor of Potomac Reviw, and a smiling attendee talk about literary things.
Panelists Zachary Benividez, Montgomery College, and Tom Mayes, University of Maryland
discuss writing sex scenes in their aptly named Craft Lecture: Writing Sex Scenes.


More literary discussion between our Editor-in-Chief Julie Wakeman-Linn and Gargoyle’s Editor Richard Peabody.