Steph Burt, acclaimed critic, poet, and Harvard professor, talks about their path to becoming a poetry critic, working as both a poet and a critic, and how the internet has greatly expanded the conversations surrounding poetry and poetics.
Tracy Sherrod, current editorial director of Amistad Press, discusses how the publisher of multicultural voices has changed over its thirty-year history, as well as the challenges it faces today.
op.cit. specializes in new and used books in all subjects, first editions, and a selection of remainders. The bookstore also hosts local author showcases and readings—including the Nickel Stories reading series on the second Thursday of every month—throughout the year.
A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.
Los Angeles Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg talks MFAs, publishing optimism, and how she’s revolutionizing her new position in the shifting landscape of book reviews.
The founders of revivalist press Emily Books talk about their recent partnership with Coffee House Press, staying true to their ethics, and sustaining the future of “weird books by women.”
Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. Since 1997, they have offered writing instruction and workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and many other genres. A community-based center for the art and craft of writing, they also offer master classes, seminars on publishing, a year-long fellowship, and off-site retreats, as well as sponsor the annual Lighthouse Lit Fest conference.
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative is a nonprofit creative hub that uses art and design as a vehicle for civic engagement. On the third Friday of each month, the Bridge PAI hosts the Charlottesville Reading Series, a monthly event of live readings of poetry and prose. Emerging and established writers from diverse backgrounds, both locally and nationally are recruited for the series.
Source Booksellers is an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district that specializes in nonfiction books. They also host literary readings, book talks, and conversations with local and national authors; mind, body, and spirit classes and workshops; and other community events.
In the location that was formerly Endicott Booksellers, this third Book Culture location in Manhattan hosts weekly readings with authors and poets. Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the stores feature new and classic fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, mystery novels, graphic novels, home and craft books, and travel guides.