Here’s the schedule for next Saturday at the Pilcrow Lit Fest in Chicago. The coordinators, Leah Jones and Amy Guth, spotted our blog and have extended a warm welcome through comments on the previous post, and it’d be great to link our community with theirs. Let me know if you’d like to go and we’ll start coordinating a day trip. Amy and Leah might even put us to work — greeting people, etc.
Check out the link to the Pilcrow blog on the blogroll to the right.
SATURDAY, MAY 24th
Location One: MATILDA’S/BABY ATLAS
10:00-10:45 The God Language Panel: Authors discuss writing the new taboo.
Panelists: Jill Alexander Essbaum, Elizabeth Crane, Timothy Schaffert, others TBA
11:00-11:45 The Memoir Workshop.
Kelly McMasters of MediaBistro.com
12:00-12:45 Staged reading of “Rogers Party”
Written by Chicago author/playwright Charles Blackstone
1:00-1:45 Preview staged reading of scenes from “Body of Eva Peron”
Co-written by Angela Gant and William L. Bryan
2:00-2:45 Breaking Form: Multi-format writing processes.
Panelists: Charles Blackstone, William L. Bryan, Rachel Cline, Larry O. Dean, Angela Gant, Katie Schwartz, Megan Stielstra
3:00-3:45 Giving Good Read: Reading hosts discuss what makes a reading great.
Moderator: Amy Sayre-Roberts
Panelists: Jami Attenberg, Bruce Covey, Amy Guth, Kelly McMasters, Megan Stielstra
4:00-4:45 The Social Media Toolkit for Authors Workshop.
Leah Jones, The Digital Culture Evangelist
5:00-5:45 The State of Small Press & Independent Publishing Panel.
Panelists: Jennifer Banash, Willy Blackmore, Jackie Corley, Zach Dodson, Gina Frangello, Cris Mazza, Jonathan Messinger, Nick Ostdick, D.E. Rasso
Location Two: UPSTAIRS @ TRADER TODD’S
10:00-10:45 The Blogging Panel: Web-journal v. promotion tool.
Panelists: Jami Attenberg, Jason Behrends, Amy Guth, John Griswold, D.E. Rasso, Ben Tanzer
11:00-11:45 The Low on Dough Panel: Self-promotion on low and no budgets.
Moderator: Jill Alexander Essbaum
Panelists: Elizabeth Crane, Sarah Dodson, Gina Frangello, John Griswold, Tim Hall, Elaine Soloway, Ben Tanzer, Laura Van Prooyen
12:00-12:45 Re-Routing: Recovery and other things that change the creative process.
Panelists: Gail Konop Baker, Lynn Brewer, Rachel Cline, Amy Sayre-Roberts, Katie Schwartz
1:00-1:45 The Gatekeepers Panel: Librarians, bookstore employees, editors and profs dish.
Moderator: Timothy Schaffert
Panelists: Bruce Covey, Adam Deutsch, Sarah Dodson, Gina Frangello, Brandi Homan, Jonathan Messinger, Laural Winter, Mike Zapata
2:00-2:45 The Young Adult Panel.
Where and how does YA writing fit into small press?
Panelists: Jennifer Banash, Chris Retstatt, Renee Rosen, others TBA
3:00-3:45 The Design Panel.
The Role of Art & Design in the Small Press
Panelists: Peter Davis, Willy Blackmore, Chris Szostek
4:00-4:45 The Lit v. Tech Panel.
Is writing changing in a text-speak, LOLCats and Wikipedia world?
Moderator: Jonathan Messinger
Panelists: Jason Behrends, Lynn Brewer, Jackie Corley, Zach Dodson, Cris Mazza, Nick Ostdick, Ben Tanzer
5:00-5:45 The Poem Is The Event: Not all fiction. Not all non-fiction. Poets discuss.
Panelists: Bruce Covey, Larry O. Dean, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Adam Deutsch, Danielle Pafunda, Laura Van Prooyen, Laural Winter