AWP 2016: The Quiet Room 

Field notes from a friend in the Quiet Room:

It is so cold here. Like really, really cold. 

There is a guy with hipster hair + hipster glasses meditating. Or maybe napping while sitting upright. 

I put on my sweater, and I’m still cold. 

Five people are passing notes. This seems inconvenient. If they used one big piece of paper, it would be like an analogue group message. 

People say introverts aren’t cold, but we seem to be. 

Maybe it’s cold to discourage mass congregation:

  (panorama from 10:30am panel “Networking for Introverts”)