Forget South by Southwest. The real happening place to be Monday, at least if you’re a narrative nerd, was Columbia, Missouri, where you could have heard a full day’s worth of conversations between some top long-form writers and their editors as part of an event sponsored by the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.
Called “Writers and Editors: The Most Dynamic Relationship in Journalism,” the conference featured some familiar bylines, among them Esquire’s Chris Jones, GQ’s Jeff Sharlet and and Los Angeles magazine’s Amy Wallace, as well as Atavist founder Evan Ratliff and Women’s Health editor-in-chief Amy Keller Laird. Mizzou’s student-run magazine, Vox, has detailed coverage of the day’s sessions. And here’s a handful of our favorite tidbits of wisdom, humor and advice, culled from Twitter and Instagram posts: