Workshop: Publishing Your Chapbook

Do you have a slew of unpublished poems or stories that are longing to see the light of day, and the permanence of print? Find out how to get your work out there with “Publishing Your Chapbook,” a workshop with award-winning poet and literary agent John Sibley Williams, presented by Angst Gallery Director Leah Jackson and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna. The workshop, which is being offered in honor of National Poetry Month, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. The cost is just $15 per student. To sign up, contact Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or Jackson at leah.angstgallery@gmail.com.

There are countless publishing options for emerging authors. From submitting to reputable chapbook publishers to creating handmade, locally printed, limited editions of your work, the world has never been more open to an author’s specific vision. But how best to organize and structure your chapbook? How to make it read cohesively? And what publishing path is the right fit? Join Williams for this hands-on workshop exploring the ins-and-outs of organizing and publishing your chapbook. For writers of both poetry and prose, this workshop will guide you all the way from inspiration to publication.

Williams serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as both a literary agent and marketing director of Portland-based Inkwater Press. He is the editor of two Northwest literary anthologies and the author of nine poetry collections, including “Disinheritance” and “Controlled Hallucinations.” A seven-time Pushcart nominee and winner of the Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Vallum Award for Poetry, Williams has an MA in creative writing from Rivier College and an MA in book publishing from Portland State University. To learn more, visit www.johnsibleywilliams.wordpress.com.

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