FAYETTE, Iowa (March 13, 2012)—Upper Iowa University’s Liberal Arts Division will host the Midwestern Literary Project, showcasing contemporary Midwestern writing, editing, and publishing, on Thursday, March 22. An author/editor panel discussion will begin at 2:15 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 110, on the Fayette campus. The reading/presentation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Auditorium. Both sessions are open to the public and questions are encouraged.
Participants in the author/editor panel discussion include: Timothy Fay, editor, publisher, and printer of the Iowa-based literary journal, The Wapsipinicon Almanac, with Dr. Doug McReynolds, UIU Bissell professor of English, who authored a suite of personal essays on the seasons that was published in the Wapsipinicon Almanac); Jim O’Loughlin, editor and publisher of Final Thursday Press (FTP); and Kimberly Groninga, author of a volume of poetry, Other Things that Grow, published by FTP. The panel discussion is for anyone interested in the author/editor relationship and the process of creative work publication.
The second session will include readings by McReynolds, Groninga, Fay, and O’Loughlin. Fay and O’Loughlin will also discuss the triumphs and trials of running a small press in the large world of publishing and their varying publishing styles. The Wapsipinicon Almanac is produced by labor-intensive linotype setting, and honors the craftsmanship of letter press equipment mostly considered obsolete in today’s publishing realm, while FTP relies on thoroughly modern printing methods with the capability of bringing to press a variety of local Iowa authors.
For more information on this event, please contact Caroline Ledeboer with the UIU Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-425-5854.
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