WORKSHOPS

Catch up on past publishing-focused workshops led by agents, editors and authors who are all focused on promoting marginalized voices to publication. 

PUBLISHING TALKS

Writing Paths: Author + Agent Chat 

with Olivia Abtahi and Jim McCarthy

Join us for a chat between debut YA author Olivia Abtahi and her rockstar agent Jim McCarthy about their path to connecting and the path of Olivia’s first published novel, Perfectly Parvin - a BuzzFeed Highly Anticipated 2021 Release.

 

Writing Paths is a workshop series promoting marginalized voices to publication.

Check out extra tips from Jim and Olivia on our blog.

[margins.] community programming:

Q&A with St. Martin's Press Editor Sylvan Creekmore

A chat between Bunmi Ishola of The Word and Sylvan Creekmore, editor at St. Martin's Press (and one of our mentors from our annual Editor-Writer mentorship program!)

The Lit Agency & You:

Q&A with Angie Hodapp and Hannah VanVels

A Q&A on all things lit agency: querying, working with an agent, what to expect in the pub process,

featuring Angie Hodapp (Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary) and Hannah VanVels (Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary).

 

Writing Paths:

Traditional Publishing 101 with Sandhya Menon

Join NYT-bestselling author Sandhya Menon as she answers the question: I finished my manuscript, now what do I do? Writing Paths is a workshop series supporting marginalized voices to publication.

CRAFT TALKS

WHITE SPACE featuring Jennifer De Leon

in conversation with Lupita Aquino 

Jennifer De Leon is author of the Young Adult novel, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From and the essay collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing. An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at Bay Path University, she has published prose in dozens of literary journals such as Iowa Review, Brevity, Guernica, and more, and is a GrubStreet instructor and board member. To learn more about her work, visit: www.jenniferdeleonauthor.com or follow her @jdeleonwriter.

Lupita Aquino--better known as Lupita Reads--is the co-founder and moderator for LIT on H St Book Club hosted at Solid State Books and is a passionate reader active in both the local and online book community through her Instagram blog- @Lupita.Reads. She is also a book curator fr BESE media and a columnist for the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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Every Day We Get More Illegal:

A Virtual Conversation with Vanessa Angélica Villarreal & former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

 

Hosted by Duende District in partnership with The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary

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Mining the Modern Gothic with Elisabeth Thomas, author of CATHERINE HOUSE

 

A conversation with Elisabeth Thomas, author of Catherine House, and Angela Marie Spring of Duende District Bookstore.

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Lit & Film, a discussion with authors

Steven Dunn and Olivia Abtahi

In our Denver Debuts In-conversation series:

Lit & Film, a discussion with Steven Dunn, author of Potted Meat, with debut Olivia Abtahi, author of the upcoming Perfectly Parvin. Watch to hear Steven chat about the  transformation of his words to screen with Olivia, a filmmaker whose storytelling crosses mediums.

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Buy PERFECTLY PARVIN

Denver Debuts In-Conversation:

Diana Khoi Nguyen & Deborah Jang

Join The Word and slant'd in a conversation with Diana Khoi Nguyen (Colorado Book Award winning author of Ghost Of) and debut Deborah Jang, author of Float True.

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Buy GHOST OF

 

Denver Debuts In-conversation:

Bobby LeFebre with debut author

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre chats with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández about his book Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants.

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