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FSU Center for Creative Writing to Host Fourth Annual Press Festival

FSU Center for Creative Writing to Host Fourth Annual Press Festival

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing, in partnership with the Allegany County Library System, is excited to announce that our fourth annual Western Maryland Small and Regional Press Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11:00 am- 4:30 pm, at Main Street, Frostburg.

This annual event brings together editors and publishers with writers and educators of the local literary community. Participating journals and presses are provided with tables inside Frostburg?s Lyric Theater to display books, submission guidelines, and other promotional materials. Panel discussions and roundtable sessions include topics on writing and getting published; teachers and students; blogging and new media publishing; using social media for promotion; and multi-genre craft discussions. The Press Festival is an excellent opportunity for members of the local literary community to meet directly with editors and publishers and learn all about writing and publishing.

Some participants this year include Mammoth Books, CityLit Press, Lines + Stars, Kestrel, Gargoyle Magazine, No Tell Books, and The Broadkill Review.

This year we have expanded the Festival to several partnering locations on Main Street, including Mountain City Traditional Arts, the Frostburg Public Library and the Lyric Theater. Additionally, we are kicking off the Press Festival with a poetry reading by Nancy Krygowski from the Gist Street Reading Series on Friday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 pm, at Main Street Books; a reception for press and journal attendees at the Center for Creative Writing from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm; and a panel discussion on forging a literary community at 7:30 pm.

Leading up to the Small Press Festival, we will feature interviews and information about participating presses and journals on the Center?s website and WordPress blog. Please see our website at http://www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/ for more information and a complete list of participants.

Kimberly Brown
AmeriCorps VISTA
Community Outreach Coordinator
Center for Creative Writing
Frostburg State University
Office: 301-687-4340 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 301-687-4340 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: 301-687-3099

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