Monday, November 2, 2020
This editorial craft talk focuses on what to consider when putting together a periodical publication (i.e., journal, magazine, 'zine, or the like) pointedly focused on a specific cause, debate, and/or interest. We will start with a discussion about the periodical's salient quality of the contemporary, and then walk through a list of considerations and brainstorming activities that are helpful in figuring out how you want to stage your conversation, using the Georgia Review's special issue on the census as a model.
This editorial talk 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.
conversation moderated by Melissa Crowe
This reading 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.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Send Word, a portable correspondence station, offers encouragement to connect with family and friends via our beloved USPS. This on-screen, post-election edition will include a letter-writing prompt toward recalling what matters to us most. Our featured stationer is Bridget Lewis of Delta Letterpress, a studio in Sacramento, California, focused on custom stationery, fine printing, and social justice. Find their work here—Anna Lena suggests these postcards. Bring your favorite writing implement, postcards (or a cereal box and some scissors) and stamps, and join us to write a letter today!
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Can you incorporate research into your writing without boring your reader—or yourself? How do you speak to archivists and get them to give up their secrets? What are the best snacks to sneak into the library? Drawing on her work as an archivist and research into the life of Carson McCullers, Jenn Shapland will offer insights into the process of conducting research. She'll also show some unusual forms that research can take on the page in genre-bendy work by Claudia Rankine, Layli Long Soldier, Eula Biss, and others.
Monika Woods, literary agent and founder of Triangle House, discusses the basics of the publishing industry from an author-oriented perspective. She'll discuss platform (what does that mean and how do I get one?), querying (how do I even start?), and the path a project takes from draft to submission to book on a shelf.