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WRITERS WORK

2011-12 Schedule

October 20, 2011: author, editor, publisher Lidia Yuknavitch (Chiasmus Press)

December 2, 2011: poet, curator, arts administrator Christina Davis (Woodberry Poetry Room)

February 17, 2012: author, editor, anthologist Kate Bernheimer (The Fairytale Review & Press)

March 30, 2012: Literary Agents Kate Johnson (Georges Borchardt, Inc.) &Lorin Rees (Rees Literary Agency)

Writers Work hosts a rich array of professionals working in fields related to literary, book, and other arts, but distinct from academia. Showcasing the way writers and other artists find careers in which to apply their skills, and the ways art lovers bring the arts into their lives, editors, publishers, librarians, booksellers, arts administrators and other professionals share how their careers and their love of literary and other arts intersect. Interactive and anecdotal, each forum offers a window into a different part of the literary landscape, providing firsthand accounts of professional trajectories and offering advice from many different parts of the field. Writers Work is a program of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers’ Juniper Initiative.

Past Guests include:
Michael Barron, New Directions, Supermachine
Mira Bartok, Mira’s List
Jedidiah Berry, Small Beer Press
Robert Casper, Poetry Society of America, Council of Literary Magazines & Presses, jubilat
Robert Cox, DuBois Library
Carol Ann Davis, Crazyhorse
Corwin Ericson, The Massachusetts Review
James Heflin, The Valley Advocate
Bonnie Isman, Jones Library
Chris Janke, Slope Editions
Heidi Julavits, The Believer
Alix Kennedy, Family Fun Magazine
David Kermani, Flow Chart
Reb Livingston, No Tell Motel
Frances McCue, The Hugo House
Stephen Motika, Poets House
Travis Nichols, Poetry Foundation, Weird Deer
Lance Olsen, Fiction Collective Two
Joanna Rakoff Smith, freelancer
Amy Stolls, The National Endowment for the Arts
Tree Swenson, The Academy of American Poets
Ellen Watson, Smith Poetry Center
Rebecca Wolf, Fence, Fence Books
Matthew Zapruder, Verse Press/Wave Books