This workshop is for those with a body of written work who are interested in publishing a chapbook or book. Participants will submit a manuscript of anywhere from 15 to 48 pages (standard poetry chapbook and book minimums) with an eye towards getting feedback on ordering, titling, and perhaps writing those final poems. Peers will look at each other’s work with these things in mind. For our first class, we’ll talk about the process of submitting a chapbook or book manuscript, and look at reputable venues for getting your work out into the world. For our second through sixth, we’ll focus on participants’ manuscripts each night in a supportive and nurturing environment, operating from the premise that offering feedback not only helps the author but offers valuable insight into our own process. This is a great opportunity for those who’ve been writing and are ready to take the next step with their work.
This is a 6-week workshop that will meet on the following Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM:
- July 9th
- July 16th
- July 23rd
- July 30th
- August 6th
- August 13th
Kerri Webster is the author of three books of poetry: The Trailhead (Wesleyan, 2018), Grand & Arsenal (winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and published in 2012), and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (winner of the Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series, 2005), as well as the chapbook Rowing Through Fog (winner of the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, 2003). The recipient of a Whiting Award, Webster teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Boise State.