Two Festivals

So much literary goodness happening this week!

The PEN World Voices festival kicks off on Monday, April 29th, and the city is in for a full week of readings and events. On Friday, May 3rd, NYU will be hosting a mini-festival along the Washington Mews. I’ve been serving on the planning committee all year, and I’m really looking forward to seeing a year’s worth of hard work on behalf of the PEN organization and my colleagues at NYU pay off! The day-long NYU mini-festival is free and open to the public–stop by for workshops, readings, performances, and an indie book fair curated by CLMP!

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On Saturday, May 4th, I’ll be representing Black Lawrence Press at the 5th Annual CUNY Chapbook Festival! The book fair is open from noon-5pm, and I’ll be speaking on a panel organized by Poets & Writers at 4pm: Nuts, Bolts, & Beyond, along with Nate Pritts (H_NGM_N), Myrna Goodman (Toadlily Press), and Guy Pettit (Flying Object/Factory Hollow Press). I’ll be talking about things like publishing chaps in multiple genres and how to prepare and submit your work for print. Can’t wait for a day full of chapbooks, chapbooks, chapbooks!

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