Literary Conference 2022 | Recordings

Taking Care in Writing, Publishing, & Building Community

Kwame Dawes, Keynote Speaker

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Taking Care in Writing, Publishing, & Building Community Complete recorded conference and individual panels Kwame Dawes, Keynote Speaker Tickets for all Events: Members $195 | General Public $225 Please allow 1-2 […]

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Big House, Small House

What is the right size press for your manuscript? The “big five” (Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan) typically leverage book reviews in major […]

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Opening Reading

Destiny O. Birdsong, Meg Kearney, Ann Marie Macari, Brenda Peynando, Tim Seibles, Arisa White Members $6 | General Public $8

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The Poet & Their Publisher, BOA Editions / Nightboat Books Showcase

Listen in as seasoned small press publishers and successful poets on their lists talk about the partnership required to bring a book to life – from manuscript, to acquisition, to […]

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Greater-Rochester Poets & Authors: Reading

Greater-Rochester Poets & Authors: Reading Albert Abonado, Elizabeth Johnston Ambrose, Jessica Cuello, Tokeya Graham, Tony Leuzzi, Lytton Smith, Angelique Stevens Members $6 | General Public $8

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Keynote | Kwame Dawes on Literary Citizenship

Often called ‘the busiest man in literature,’ Kwame is the author of 20 books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. His most recent collection is City […]

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War & Peace in the American Imagination

For decades the topic of war in novels, memoirs, poetry, journalism, and other genres has made a large claim on the American psyche. What lessons can we draw from literary […]

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4 over 50: Reading & Conversation with Debut Authors

Four mature authors read from their debut books, three released to critical acclaim and one forthcoming, and discuss their journeys to publication. Panelists: Desiree Cooper, Jimin Han, Jeffrey J. Higa, David Mihalyov Moderator: Alison Meyers […]

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The Socially Challenged Body: Conversation with Riva Lehrer & Lennard J. Davis

The Socially Challenged Body: Conversation with Riva Lehrer & Lennard J. Davis Artist, author, and disability activist Riva Lehrer reads from her memoir Golem Girl, then is joined in conversation by Lennard J. Davis, […]

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Little Magazines

What are the exciting and groundbreaking trends in magazine publication? What is the “right” magazine for your work? What are the career benefits of publishing in magazines? Is there a […]

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Writing with Intention for Young Readers

Are young readers the audience you aim to inspire? What role can books for K-12 play in promoting critical thinking, compassion, social justice, and self- and planetary-awareness? If your goal […]

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Non-Traditional Writing Opportunities

Many writers think of the traditional MFA program as the best or only route to career advancement. Depending on resources, life stage, background, history, and temperament, however, this may not […]

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Writing through Grief

From the pages of The Loss Foundation, “Writing about death is fairly easy I think. There is death in many great works of literature. Death is explored and represented in […]

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Art of the Memoir

The memoir has become a capacious space, flexible enough to accommodate essays, political discourse, inventive narrative, meditative reflection, hybrid work, and more. Three critically acclaimed memoirists read brief selections from […]

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Research-based Narratives

Nonfiction books chock full of information derived from scholarly research need not be dry tomes confined to the classroom. Inquisitive readers seeking a deep dive into topics that inform our […]

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Nightcap Reading

Makalani Bandele, Sarah Freligh, Anastasia Nikolis, David Ruekberg, Holly Wren Spaulding Members $6 | General Public $8

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Writing Illness: Mental Health, Chronic Pain, & Disability – ASL Interpreted

Four panels curated by Sejal Shah In 2020, Sejal Shah was awarded a grant from the Disability Visibility project to support creating an accessible virtual literary event. Working with Writers & Books, […]

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Translation as Activism & Taking Care

Four panels curated by Sejal Shah In 2020, Sejal Shah was awarded a grant from the Disability Visibility project to support creating an accessible virtual literary event. Working with Writers & Books, […]

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Letterpress, Activism, Zines, & Community-Based Collaboration – ASL Interpreted

Four panels curated by Sejal Shah In 2020, Sejal Shah was awarded a grant from the Disability Visibility project to support creating an accessible virtual literary event. Working with Writers & Books, […]

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Beyond the Black and White Binary – ASL Interpreted

Beyond the Black and White Binary – ASL Interpreted Four writers of color discuss ways of resisting and challenging the black-and-white binary that often dominates conversations and frames how American […]

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