Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Publishing for Social Change
Gerald Maa
Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review, editor
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
World of Wonders
KaToya Ellis Fleming
KaToya Ellis Fleming
Lookout Books, editor
Deesha Philyaw
Deesha Philyaw
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Moderated by UNCW assistant professor and Lookout Books editor KaToya Ellis Fleming, this panel features editors and authors Gerald Maa, co-founder of the Asian American Literary Review and current editor of the Georgia Review; Aimee Nezhukumatathil, contributing editor to Terrain and to Orion magazine after serving as its poetry editor; and Deesha Philyaw, founding editor of 1839, curator of the VISIBLE series for the Rumpus and Mama's Writing at Raising Mothers, and co-editor of the anthology Tender. Panelists will discuss representation and activism in publishing, including the roles and responsibilities of editors in seeking diverse perspectives and narratives. They will talk about shaping the pages and cultures of presses and magazines through editorial leadership, challenging points of view, and addressing institutional change to welcome and support new voices.

This panel is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

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Reading and Conversation
Jenn Shapland
Jenn Shapland
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers
Deesha Philyaw
Deesha Philyaw
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

conversation moderated by Rebecca Lee