Are you a poet wondering how the heck you’re supposed to get published when the common thinking is that no one reads poetry? Is the size of your platform making you think that a small or indie press might be the best publisher for your book? Considering joining a writer’s critique group and wondering how to get the most out of it?
This month I’m pleased to welcome poet Jane Elkin, the founder of The Broadneck Writers’ Workshop and author of World Class: Poems Inspired by the ESL Classroom(Apprentice House, 2014), as well as a language teacher, theater critic, and singer. Originally from coastal New Hampshire and Maine, she has called Annapolis, Maryland home for twenty years. Her poetry and prose have been recognized by Poetry Matters, Poetry Society of New Hampshire, Maryland Writers’ Association, and Third Wednesday Literary Journal, and appeared in such publications as Kansas City Voices,Kestrel, Ducts, and Steam Ticket. We’ll chat with Jane about her route to publication and the special considerations for poets vs. other types of writers. We’ll also take a closer look at her experience with Apprentice House, a unique student-run publishing company out of Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. And maybe she’ll share some tips with us about working with other writers in a critique group.
Newt Gingrich said of Jane’s collection, “You will never think the same about immigrant workers and their children after you read these poems. A remarkable achievement in a few words.” Pulitzer nominated poet Sue Ellen Thompson said it “manages to capture the amusing without poking fun and too embody the heartbreaking without resorting to pity.” We’ll find out how Jane obtained such illustrious endorsements and more, so make sure you join us. And don’t forget to tell your friends! To Register.
Hope to meet you for Lunch on August 27th at 12:30pm ET!