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Creating and Publishing Your Own Chapbook and Author Reading [HR]

May 18, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Join award-winning poet and literary agent John Sibley William for a publishing workshop followed by author reading on Saturday, May 18 at 10:15 a.m.

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 your work, the world has never been more open to an author’s specific vision.

Join award-winning poet and literary agent John Sibley Williams for this hands-on workshop exploring the ins-and-outs of organizing and publishing your 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 you 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.


May 18, 2019
10:15 am - 1:00 pm




Hood River Library
502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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