It's appearing legal intimidation may have not been factor. That is a great relief.
Moving on . . .
Scenerio: It's 2012. The end of the Mayan calendar.
Every single MFA program, workshop, consulting firm, literary magazine (print and online), press, lit blog, lit website, lit radio & television program, endowment, foundation, organization, scholarship, contest, club, listserve, message board, reading & lecture series explodes into fiery flames.
All that's left for writers is paper, ink, keyboards and screens. Perhaps a few wooden planks and some cotton balls.
We still have all the poems, stories, books, essays, etc. -- the art remains, but not any of the past infrastructure.
It's a blank slate.
How do writers recreate their world and communities? How do we share our work? How do we create our work? How do we learn? How do we nurture our new writers?