The First Book Journey: Three Publishing Narratives Plus a Q & A


Have you been writing but have questions about publication? Do you ever wonder how poets, novelists, and memoirists find homes for their first books? On February 3rd Gulf Stream Magazine invites the South Florida community to a conversational panel intended to help you learn and navigate the publishing world, including the journey to first book publication. Learn about literary journals, submitting to publishers, self-publishing, agents, and much more.

About the panelists:

John Dufresne is the author of a dozen books, including the forthcoming Flash: the Art of Writing the Very Short Story. Among other honors, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches in FIU’s MFA Creative Writing Program.

Denise Duhamel’s most recent book of poetry is Scald (Pittsburgh, 2017). Blowout (Pittsburgh, 2013) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other titles include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009); Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005); Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001); The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999); and Kinky (Orchises, 1997). Duhamel is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a professor at Florida International University in Miami.

Julie Marie Wade is the author of ten collections of poetry and prose, including Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, Small Fires, When I Was Straight, SIX, and Catechism: A Love Story. In 2018, A Midsummer Night’s Press will publish her new poetry collection, Same-Sexy Marriage, and Wild Patience Books will publish her first collaborative volume, The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose, co-authored with Denise Duhamel. A recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir and grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, she teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University.

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CIC Miami is located on the southwest side of Wynwood and has a dedicated parking lot. Parking is free for all attending the event.

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