Conversations and Connections Conference
For the third year in a row I'm participating in the Conversations and Connections Conference. You really shouldn't hold that against the conference -- it's a good conference for those trying to enter and navigate the world of literary publishing.
April 11, 2009 - Washington, DC
Amy Hempel is the featured speaker.
Magazines, presses, universities and organizations participating: 32 Poems, Baltimore Review, Barrelhouse, Beltway Poetry Journal, Blackbird, Chesapeake Reader, Failbetter, Gargoyle, Gettysburg Review, JMWW, Keyhole, Lines + Stars, No Tell Motel, Peeks and Valleys: A Southern Journal, Poems Against War: A Journal, Post No Ills, Potomac Review, Smartish Pace, StoryQuarterly, Twelve Stories and Entasis Press, No Tell Books, Publishing Genius, Tupelo Press, TwentyThree Books, Willows Wept Press and FC2 (Fiction Collective 2), Johns Hopkins University and Montgomery College
I'm moderating the following panel:
Rethinking Methods in Poetry Publishing (Reb Livingston, No Tell Motel and No Tell Books; Adam Robinson, Publishing Genius; Kyle Dargan, American University and Post No Ills; Deborah Ager, 32 Poems)
Is poetry and poetry publishing *really* dead? Or is it in a transformative state? This panel will focus on many options one has to sharing poetry with an audience -- from traditional print journals, diy-ventures, online magazines, micro-presses, nano-presses, blogs --and newer outlets for books reviews and criticism. Discussion will also revolve around how communities and groups can help support and promote their own artists and panelists will debate when (or even if) "legitimacy" is a "legitimate" concern.
The best part, for just $5 you can go on a date with ME (or other editors from many of the above listed publications). That's only 50 cents a minute! I know I'm only a poet, but I think I'm worth it.