Perugia Press will be at the Book Fair
Saturday, May 2, 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM
Pedestrian Mall between the Peabody Essex Museum
and the Salem Museum Place Mall
(If rain: Old Town Hall at 32 Derby Square)
From Zero to One:
First Books and What We Wish We’d Known
Panel discussion moderated by Karen Skolfield
with Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois
Saturday, May 2 at 12:15 PM
 Hawthorne Hotel Library (new location)

featured participants
From left to right: Karen Skolfield, Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois

This event is of special interest to writers submitting a manuscript or about to publish a first book. We discuss the happy but often bewildering aftermath of acceptance: book design, publicity, the vulnerability of being newly published, postpublication contests, second and beyond books, and the importance of continuing to write after a manuscript has been assembled or even published. We also talk about prepublication editing, researching presses, and contests, realistic publishing expectations, and dealing with a difficult publisher. Although the panel focuses on life after an acceptance, we also address the business side of preparing a manuscript. Panelists include a publisher/editor, poets, and a prose writer in various stages of their careers. Discussion is audience-driven—bring your questions!
*Please note: Even though this event is marked "full" on the festival website, no one checks names at the door, and all events are first-come, first-served.

Perugia Press Poets at the MA Poetry Festival

Frannie Lindsay
Sunday, May 3
10:15 AM
“Grief & Poetry: Crafting Loss”
 Old Town Hall, 1st Floor
1:00 PM
“From Sappho to Sapphire: Woman Poets on the Sphere of Woman Poets”
    Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery

Melanie Braverman
Friday, May 1
1:15 PM
“Teaching as Witness and Transmission: How Poetry Can Be Taught”
   Salem Five Community Room

Gail Thomas
Saturday, May 2
9:30 AM
“Unvarnished: Telling the Truth about Aging”
Hawthorne Hotel Library
2:00 pm
“Queer as Family: The F Word”
Hawthorne Hotel, Essex Room

PO Box 60364, Florence, MA  01062