Kentucky Writing Workshop–February 6 + Plus events in LOUisVille,PORTLand, BLOOMington

How do I get published?

How do I pitch to an agent?

How do I find an agent?

What should my marketing strategy be?

If you have these questions and more, consider attending this year’s KY writing Workshop.  All details can be found HERE

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Louisville East. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s faculty so far includes agent Natalia Aponte (Aponte Literary), agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary), agent Brent Taylor (TriadaUS Literary), agent Victoria Lea (Aponte Literary), and editor JD DeWitt (River Valley Publishing).

Chuck Sambuchino (chucksambuchino.com,@chucksambuchino) of Writer’s Digest Books is the editor of Guide to Literary Agents as well as the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. His authored books include Formatting & Submitting Your ManuscriptCreate Your Writer Platform, which was praised by Forbes.com; andHow to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, which was optioned for film by Sony. He oversees one of the biggest blogs in publishing (the Guide to Literary Agents Blog) as well as one of the biggest Twitter accounts in publishing (@WritersDigest). He is a freelance editor who has seen dozens of his clients get agents and/or book deals, and he has presented at almost 90 writing conferences and events over the past eight years.


Current Events:

Tomorrow, January 29th, in Louisville

Pyro Gallery, Double Vision readings (continued) scroll down to previous blog post for more details.


Tomorrow, January 29, in Bloomington, IN

This feature reading is a mix of new and experienced voices showcasing a breadth of poetic styles and voices. There will be a short open mic to begin the show, so get there early to sign up. Open mic slots will be up to five minutes.

Featuring:
Donna Mikayla Mundy
Laura Brikmanis
Bradley K Meyer from Dayton, OH
and Ian Uriel Girdley


Monday, February 2nd, in Portland
The third installment of the Portland Poetry Series is here. This month we explore the theme “Anechoic”, or that without an echo. The concept came from the feeling of existing in a cityscape during the cold winter months, the sound of everything and nothing.

We are settling into our new time slot on the first Monday of each month this go round with four excellent poets. As always we will also include a “Reading from the Canon” to set the mood for the evening. There will also be three five-minute open mic poetry spots for those that would like to present something they’ve been working on.

Our featured poets this month are Maree Ecrevan, Lange G. Newman, II, Rosella Pearl, and Dru Longhofer.


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This week [5.21.14] Our Story.Frederick Smock.Matthew Presley

Tonight at the ALI center 

Ali Center Collaborates on Free Community Event

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 8, 2014) … On Wednesday, May 21, from 6:30-9:30pm, the Louisville Story Program will be celebrating the publication of “Our Shawnee” with a free event at the Muhammad Ali Center featuring author readings, book signings (books will be available for $15.00), and remarks from local community leaders.

The Louisville Story Program helps historically underrepresented Louisville residents write and publish books about their lives and neighborhoods, and pays them for their work. “Our Shawnee” is LSP’s first project. Over the course of almost a year, the eight authors of “Our Shawnee,” all students at The Academy @ Shawnee (formerly Shawnee High School), wrote this landmark book, which consists of autobiographical essays, oral histories, and photography that compellingly convey the richness of life in often-overlooked Louisville neighborhoods, predominantly Shawnee and Portland.

– See more at: http://alicenter.org/press-release/163#sthash.JVS6bhgD.LwTwpTyl.dpuf

 

Tomorrow [5.22.14] at Carmichael’s 7pm 

Frederick Smock and Richard Boada will read poems at the Carmichael’s Bookstore on FRANKFORT AVE. Richard Boada is an alumnus ofBellarmine University, and a former student of Prof. Smock. Mr. Boada’s first full-length collection of poetry, “The Error of Nostalgia” has just been published by Texas Tech University Press. Mr. Smock will read from his most recent writings.
 
Thursday on Keep Louisville Literary radio hour on artxFM.com 
 
Matthew Presley will be chatting with John Beechem on KLL on Thursday at 1pm EST about his recent book of poems Abundantly Clear. Matthew has been hard at work on new poems as well, and will share previews for his upcoming 2nd book.  Presley is an avid attendee of many open mics in Louisville, a great supporter to so many writers and artists with his photographic documentation, a kind, generous soul, and diligent poet. Tune in to hear live readings and Q&A about self publishing and importance of poetic community. 
 
GetLIT,
Rachel 

 

POET MATT HART TODAY ON KLL RADIO!

Today on Keep Louisville Literary [the radio show] I’ll be speaking with Matt Hart author of Wolf Face (H_NGM_N, 2010) Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2011), Debacle, Debacle (H_NGM_N, 2013) and Radiant Action (forthcoming from Typecast Publishing 2014). Stream the show live at http://www.artxfm.com @ 1pm! I’ll also be dropping more tracks from his post-punk band TRAVEL! Matt is also an educator at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and editor-in-chief at the journal he co-founded Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety.

Keep Louisville Literary live on ARTxFM.com

My guest for Thursday’s radio show at 1pm will be Meg Bowden of Sarabande books. We will discuss the Sarabande reading series which happens monthly at hotel 21c on main, and the ins and outs of small press publishing. Tune in!

P.s. I’ve also got clips from local poet/writer Jimmy Besseck, and some spoken word audio from Sylvia Plath and others as well. As always, eclectic rock and EDM will play briefly between segments.