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Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Offers Publishing Seminar, Jan. 7-13

Contact: Vicki Mayk

WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Oct. 18 2012) – The graduate creative writing program at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, will offer a one-week in-depth literary publishing seminar, The Art and Science of Literary Publishing, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 through Friday, January 13, 2013 on the Wilkes University campus.

The Art and Science of Literary Publishing course includes information about the current publishing environment, from large to small presses, including corporate, independent, non-profit, university, multi-media and self-publishing models. There will be discussions about editorial policies, book design, distribution, business models, marketing, sales of manuscripts, legal issues, author events and much more.

Instructors are Phil Brady, who is the executive director of Etruscan Press, and Johnny Temple, who is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Akashic Books.

Etruscan Press is an independent, nonprofit publisher that has produced more than forty books, including three that went on to become National Book Award finalists. Brady is a distinguished professor at Youngstown State University, where he directs the Poetry Center. Akashic Books is an award-winning Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction. Temple also is the cofounder of Brooklyn Wordsmiths, an editorial and consulting company. He also won the American Association of Publishers’ 2005 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing, and the 2010 Jay and Dean Kogan Award for Excellence in Noir Literature. 

The course is geared toward people interested in exploring career opportunities in the burgeoning field of literary publishing and production. It may be taken for four graduate credits in conjunction with Wilkes’ creative writing master of arts and master of fine arts degree programs. Those people not taking the course for graduate credit will receive a certificate of completion following receipt of their final portfolio of written work by the instructors.

Cost for the seminar is $2,488, with substantially discounted rates for Wilkes University alumni and current students ($1,244).

For more information, or to register, call the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program at (570) 408-4547 or email cwriting@wilkes.edu.

Published On: 10/18/2012
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