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Friday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Publishing for the People: Books as Lovework

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Printed words connect us like stories in a patchwork quilt or the roots of the forest. Do you want to create a chapbook, zine, anthology of stories, book, or novel for the first time? Come gather concrete tips – from conception to marketing and self publishing, to book deals and beyond – with published authors ready to cheer you on and share tips for how to take care of yourself on the journey. All experience levels and backgrounds are welcome – you can do it!


Lisa Factora-Borchers

Bitch Media
Lisa Factora-Borchers is a Filipina American writer, poet, Editorial Director at Bitch Media and editor of Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence (AK Press, 2014).
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Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a queer black troublemaker and a black feminist love evangelist based in Durham, NC. She is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, the co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines and poet in residence at Make/Shift Magaz... Read More →
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China Martens

China Martens is a Baltimore writer and a zinestress extraordinaire. She is the author/co-editor of three books. Her first book, "The Future Generation", is a compilation of 16 years of her first zine. She is also the co-editor of "Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways T... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Student Center: Room 285