Portland poet and literary agent John Sibley Williams will visit the Hood River Library for a workshop about writing and publishing a chapbook followed by a poetry reading. The workshop will be on Saturday, May 18 from 10:15 -11:45 and will be followed by the reading at 12 p.m.
Preregistration is not required.
According to Williams, there is currently a small press renaissance, with countless publishing options for emerging authors. From contests to reputable publishers to self-publishers to handmade, locally printed, limited editions of work, the world has never been more open to an author’s specific vision.
This hands-on workshop explores the ins-and-outs of organizing and publishing a chapbook (or full length book). Topics include: finding the best title, structuring for thematic coherence, researching and pitching to publishers, submitting to magazines, and considering copyright issues.
For writers of both poetry and prose, “Creating and Publishing your Chapbook” will guide participants all the way from inspiration to publication.
John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous awards, including the Wabash Prize, Philip Booth Award, Phyllis Smart-Young Prize, Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Laux/Millar Prize. He lives in Portland, Oregon and serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at http://hoodriverlibrary.org