Alternatives in Publishing: Virtual Panel Discussion

September 27, 2020

Schedule: Sunday, 11:15am-12:15pm via Zoom

Instructor: Patricia McNair, Justin O'Brien, Judy Sutcliffe, Ross K. Tangedal, Christi Craig

Registration Deadline: Sept 26

Description

Accomplished authors, teachers, book publishers, and magazine editors offer advice and insight as they discuss various paths to publication.

Panel Members Patricia McNair, Justin O’Brien, Judy Sutcliffe, Ross K. Tangedal, and Christi Craig

Level Beginner and above

Class Size this virtual workshop is included in the Virtual Writing Retreat

FREE to Writing Retreat Workshop Participants

Cost $25 for interested others

Please supply an email address at checkout to receive the Zoom link.

Instructor

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Patricia McNair

Booklist calls Patricia Ann McNair “an irresistible personal essayist of refreshing candor, vibrant openheartedness, rueful humor, and unassuming wisdom.” Author of And These Are the Good Times (essays), and The Temple of Air (stories), McNair received the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, the Society of Midland Authors Finalist Award, and was named a finalist for the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking book of 2017.…Read More

Booklist calls Patricia Ann McNair “an irresistible personal essayist of refreshing candor, vibrant
openheartedness, rueful humor, and unassuming wisdom.” Author of And These Are the Good
Times (essays), and The Temple of Air (stories), McNair received the Chicago Writers
Association Book of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading
Award, the Society of Midland Authors Finalist Award, and was named a finalist for the
Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking book of 2017. Her work is published in American
Fiction: Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, Superstition Review, Prime
Number, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Barrelhouse, and in textbooks
on writing. McNair’s second short story collection, Responsible Adults, is scheduled for release
in December 2020. She has received numerous Illinois Arts Council Awards and teaches in the
English and Creative Writing Department Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at Columbia
College Chicago where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award and was nominated for
the Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. Professor of the Year Award.
Instructor Website

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Justin O’Brien

Justin O’Brien is a freelance writer who received his bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. For most of his 42-year career, he practiced the craft of typography, a subject that he also taught and wrote about. Concurrent with his 9-to-5 job he wrote extensively about blues music over a forty-year period, and for several decades has been associated with Living Blues magazine of the University of Mississippi.…Read More

Justin O’Brien is a freelance writer who received his bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. For most of his 42-year career, he practiced the craft of typography, a subject that he also taught and wrote about. Concurrent with his 9-to-5 job he wrote extensively about blues music over a forty-year period, and for several decades has been associated with Living Blues magazine of the University of Mississippi. His writing—on blues and other subjects—has also appeared in Juke Blues, Sing Out!, Irish Music, UIC Alumni News, Chicago Parent, The Typographer, Digital Chicago, Southern Graphics, and The Minneapolis Review of Baseball. He was a contributor to the Encyclopedia of the Blues (Routledge Press, 2005), Armitage Avenue Transcendentalists (Charles Kerr, 2009), and Base Paths: The Best of the Minneapolis Review of Baseball (Wm. Brown, 1991).

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Judy Sutcliffe

Judy Sutcliffe is a multi-faceted artist who enjoys creating and teaching in a variety of media, including concrete/mosaic art, doll-making, primitive weaving, book arts and printmaking, forged jewelry, tile, woodcarving, nonfiction and poetry. A native of Iowa, Judy spent 17 years as a tile muralist in Santa Barbara, CA, before returning to the Midwest in 1996.…Read More

Judy Sutcliffe is a multi-faceted artist who enjoys creating and teaching in a variety of media, including concrete/mosaic art, doll-making, primitive weaving, book arts and printmaking, forged jewelry, tile, woodcarving, nonfiction and poetry. A native of Iowa, Judy spent 17 years as a tile muralist in Santa Barbara, CA, before returning to the Midwest in 1996. Her tile paintings grace many Santa Barbara public buildings and private homes. In addition to tile work, Judy, as The Electric Typographer, has designed over 30 typefaces, including calligraphic and image fonts. Judy is co-owner of the Longbranch Gallery in Mineral Point.

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Leather Traveler’s Notebook

Print and Bind a Book of Leaves

Carve a Linocut Leaf

Carve Rubber Stamps and Print Cards

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Ross K. Tangedal

Ross K. Tangedal is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Cornerstone Press at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He specializes in American print and publishing culture, textual editing, bibliography, and book history, with emphasis in Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the American Midwest. He has been widely published in a number of journals and edited collections, and his first book, The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century, will be released in 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan.…Read More

Ross K. Tangedal is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Cornerstone Press at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He specializes in American print and publishing culture, textual editing, bibliography, and book history, with emphasis in Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the American Midwest. He has been widely published in a number of journals and edited collections, and his first book, The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century, will be released in 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan. Since taking over the Cornerstone Press in 2016, Tangedal has transformed the program from a single book/single class model to a year-round publishing operation, with multiple courses and internships available to students across campus. It is the only press of its kind in the state of Wisconsin, and one of only four undergraduate student-staffed presses in the United States. The press publishes four to five titles per year, with series dedicated to short fiction, poetry, regional fiction/nonfiction, and regional history.

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Christi Craig

Christi Craig lives in Wisconsin, working as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her own stories and essays have appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Stonecoast Review, The Drum Literary Magazine, and moreShe is also the Publisher at Hidden Timber Books, publishing simple but powerful stories rooted in place that offer social, historical, and cultural context, as well as philosophical insight.…Read More

Christi Craig lives in Wisconsin, working as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her own stories and essays have appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Stonecoast Review, The Drum Literary Magazine, and moreShe is also the Publisher at Hidden Timber Books, publishing simple but powerful stories rooted in place that offer social, historical, and cultural context, as well as philosophical insight. Through teaching, publishing, and literary citizenship, she works to build a strong community of writers and a genuine connection with readers.

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