When asked her advice to young writers, Grace Paley said: "Keep your overhead low." For some practical advice and war stories on living as a writer mostly outside the academy, please join me and a raft a wonderful writers, Sat. March 9 at the AWP in Boston, for the panel I'm moderating: ART vs. COMMERCE: WRITING FOR LOVE & MONEY. My fabulous fellow panelists are Maud Newton, Stephen McCauley, Steve Almond, and Stephen Elliott. 3:00 to 4:15pm, Room 210, Hynes Center, Boston.