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Saturday, May 6 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
How I Learned to be a Better Writer by Becoming Editor FILLING

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Five editors from NYC small press, great weather for MEDIA, discuss how editing anthologies and full-length single-author books has broadened their scope as writers.Reading other people's poetry is a master's class in and of it self. They will discuss how to move beyond their own aesthetic to understand anothers'. In addition, they will talk about the challenges and rewards of being working writers/performers.

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Aimee Herman

Aimee Herman is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, poet, and writing/literature teacher at Bronx Community College. Aimee has been widely published in journals and anthologies including cream city review, BOMB, nerve lantern, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry... Read More →

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Thomas Fucaloro

Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, which received rave reviews. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs... Read More →
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David Lawton

David Lawton is the author of Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press), a native of Woburn MA, and a graduate of the theatre program at Boston University, where he was also a Guest Artist in the graduate play writing classes taught by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. For ten years he... Read More →
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Jane Ormerod

Jane Ormerod is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, a New York City based independent press focusing on fearless, unpredictable poetry and prose from writers across the world. She is the author of poetry collections including Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational... Read More →
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Mary McLaughlin Slechta

Mary McLaughlin Slechta has published a poetry collection about grief, Wreckage on a Watery Moon (FootHills), and two chapbooks. A poem was featured in Rattle’s tribute to African American Poets and she received the Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize from The Caribbean Writer... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel Skylark Room Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970