Enjoy this sampling of audio from various CLMP events!
From CLMP panels at the 2017 Associated Writing Programs Conference in Washington, D.C.:
Current Trends in Literary Publishing: 2017
A panel discussion featuring Porter Anderson of Porter Anderson Media; Katie Freeman of Penguin Random House’s Riverhead Books; Dawn Davisof 37 Ink; Literary Hub’s Jonny Diamond; and Michael Reynolds of the independent publisher Europa Editions.
Face Out: Maximizing the Visibility of Emerging Writers
Hear publisher+author teams Alan Felsenthal of The Song Cave with writer Emily Skillings, Sarah McCarry of Guillotine with writer Lyric Hunter, and Stephen Motika of Nightboat Books with writer Ely Shipley share what they have been doing to initiate, develop, and market their small press projects.
Publishing Diversely: Challenges and Successes
Piyali Bhattacharya, editor of the NEA grant-winning anthology, Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion and Charles Flowers, founder of BLOOM, a journal for queer writing, discuss issues and challenges of publishing diversely, moderated by Trisha Low, Small Press Distribution‘s Publicity Manager.
From the 2016 LWC}NYC — Literary Writers Conference:
Case Study of a Personal Essay Collection: Chloe Caldwell
A conversation featuring essayist Chloe Caldwell (I’ll Tell You in Person, published by Coffee House Press and Emily Books; WOMEN published by Short Flight/Long Drive; and Legs Get Led Astray, published by Future Tense Books) together with editor Emily Gould (Emily Books). Moderated by CLMP program director Paul Legault.
Case Study of a Poetry Collection: Amanda Nadelberg
A discussion featuring poet Amanda Nadelberg (Songs From a Mountain and Bright Brave Phenomena, published by Coffee House Press; Building Castles in Spain, Getting Married, published by The Song Cave, and others), together with publisher Alan Felsenthal (The Song Cave), moderated by CLMP executive director Jeffrey Lependorf.
From READ and FEED, a festival of food and literature presented by CLMP and Basilica Hudson:
Complete “Marathon” Reading of John Cage’s How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)
Featured readers of the Siglio Press book include Roger Berkowitz, Anselm Berrigan, Lee Ann Brown, Marilyn Crispell, Brian Dewan, Kyle Gann, Peter Gizzi, Philip Good, Dan Hurlin, Erica Kaufman, Dave King, Laura Kuhn, Jeffrey Lependorf, Rachel Levitsky, Maria Manhattan, Bernadette Mayer, Debby Mayer, Stephin Merritt, Anna Moschovakis, Will Nixon, George Quasha, Joan Retallack, Tony Torn, and Matvei Yankelevich.
From CLMP’s 2016 Poetry Month evening at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Book:
Poets Read Fiction
Featuring poets/novelists Ben Fama, Lucy Ives, Sophia Le Fraga, and Rachel Levitsky reading from their own and their favorite fiction.
From CLMP panels at the 2016 Associated Writing Programs Conference in Los Angeles:
Current Trends in Literary Publishing
A panel of industry experts shaping literary publishing discuss how publishers are addressing current challenges and hurdles, as well as creating new opportunities. Hear these literary leaders of publishing, bookselling, and reader engagement reveal how they reimagine traditional forms of publishing while integrating innovative new trends. With Chris Fischbach (Coffee House Press), Neal Thompson (author/Amazon Literary Partnerships), Tyson Cornell (Rare Bird Books), and Jane Friedman (janefriedman.com). Moderated by Jeffrey Lependorf (CLMP).
Winding Up for the Pitch: Making Effective Proposals to Bookfairs, Bookstores, and Literary Presenters
Publishers face enormous competition for limited time and space when approaching bookfairs, bookstores, and literary programmers to feature their books and authors. Learn the most effective ways to create programming that fits the mission and goals of individual venues and stand out from the crowd. Major festival, bookstore, and literary venue programmers discuss what they respond to, what falls flat, and the best way to reach them. With Steph Opitz, Amanda Bullock, Maret Orliss, and Jennifer Ramos. Moderated by Paul Legault (CLMP).
Managing Digital Formatting and Subscriptions for Literary Magazines
A variety of tools and challenges exist for literary magazine publishers to both deliver their wares in digital form and build/manage circulation. In this panel discussion, publishers discuss various approaches to digital conversion and delivery, as well as the many ways that online and other digital tools can be used to attract new readers, convert submitters, and manage the complexities of subscriptions and renewals. With Ellen Duffer (Ploughshares), Stephanie G’Schwind (Colorado Review), and Marcia Parlow (New England Review), moderated by Montana Agte-Studier (CLMP).
So You Think You Want to Start a Lit Mag: Straight Talk from Editors About Launching Mags and Keeping Them Afloat
You want to start a literary magazine, or recover an old one. Why? And now what? How do you communicate your vision, and what do you need to spend your nights and weekends doing to realize it? Founders and editors from A Public Space, Atlas, The Common, and Electric Literature share their experiences and advise how to balance the idealism and realism necessary to gain fame and fortune—or at least some fun, excellent writing, and great community—through running lit mags. With Jennifer Acker, Benjamin Samuel, Jonathan Lee, and Natalie Eilbert. Moderated by Paul Legault (CLMP).
…and enjoy these audio selections from the CLMP Audio Archives:
Literary Agents 101
Julie Barer (Barer Literary) and Renée Zuckerbrot (Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency) tell you all you need to know about finding and working with an agent. Moderated by Jeffrey Lependorf (CLMP)
Making a Name for Yourself
Industry professionals share innovative ways writers promote their work and maintain a presence in their various and sundry communities, online and otherwise, with Amanda Bullock (Director of Public Programing at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe), Justin Taylor (author), Kate Travers (Director, Digital Business Development at Workman Publishing) and Rob Spillman (Editor at Tin House). Moderated by Jeffrey Lependorf.
Celebratory Reading: Lydia Davis, Nick Flynn, Leslie Jamison, and Joan Retallack
(from All LIT Up — annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival)
Tenth Annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival celebratory reading featuring Lydia Davis (can’t and won’t), Nick Flynn (The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands), Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams), and Joan Retallack (Musicage). Introduced by Jeffrey Lependorf (CLMP).
The Business of Being a Writer: Colson Whitehead
“Happy Endings” host Amanda Stern in conversation with author Colson Whitehead.
A Conversation With The National Book Foundation: Tiphanie Yanique
Author Tiphanie Yanique (Escape From a Leper Colony) in conversation with Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation.
The Author and His Team: Michael Cunningham
Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham with his publisher, agent and publicist: Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Gail Hochman (Brandt & Hochman), and Jeff Seroy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Moderated by Jeffrey Lependorf (CLMP).