Tonight (Nov. 29) at 7:30 pm in Butler Building 4, the School of Critical Studies MFA Writing Program’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes Les Figues Press founding editor Teresa Carmody, Slake Magazine founding editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa and special guests for a talk titled, Putting it Out There. The lecture provides writers with tips on promoting their work and outlets available in today’s publishing industry.
More from the Visiting Writers Series event page:
These days, there’s nothing shameless about self-promotion, and with writers and indie publishers doing more and more inventive sharing of the heavy lifting, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the terrain of navigating a new press, keeping things buzzing around an upstart magazine, and to know what to expect when getting published or presented: from the press or venue, or from yourself. Les Figues Press and Slake Magazine have fast become a mainstay both on and off the page, with vibrant publications and events that have invigorated the region with fresh energy.
Les Figues Press, which Carmody co-founded in 2005 with Vanessa Place, Pam Ore and Sarah LaBorde, creates aesthetic conversations between writers, artists and readers, especially those interested in innovative, experimental, and avant garde work. The press recently published I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women in October.
Slake: Los Angeles, the quarterly reader co-founded by former L.A. Weekly editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, is “devoted to the endangered art of deeply reported narrative journalism and the kind of polished essay, memoir, fiction, poetry, and profile writing that is disappearing in a world of instant takes and unfiltered opinion.”
Putting it Out There: Les Figues Press, Slake, and More!
Butler Building 4, CalArts
Tonight (Nov. 29) at 7:30 pm