Perugia Press is pleased and proud to announce:

A Room of Her Own Foundation

$50,000 "Gift of Freedom" Winner

Diane Gilliam, author of Kettle Bottom
DIANE GILLIAM'S proposed grant project for A Room of Her Own's gift is a book of poems titled The Blackbirds Too. In it,  Gilliam will map the course of “identity accomplished by breakage of the structures a person might depend on to become someone: work, knowledge, marriage, family, goodness. The culture at large defines our first versions of such things, and it seems inevitable that as we grow into ourselves, the received definitions begin to fail us.”
Gilliam describes the Gift of Freedom grant as actual, practical help for women who need to do their work in a world that often doesn’t know how much it needs that work, and as a sacred trust that heartens us, binds us to our work and to each other.
Join the Straw Dog Writers Guild Panel Discussion

the relationship between writers and publishers 
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:30 AM
Lilly Library
Florence, MA

  Susan Kan, Perugia Press
Steve Strimer, Levellers Press
Jan Freeman, Paris Press

Massachusetts Poetry Festival
May 3-5, 2013
Salem, MA
Visit Perugia Press at the Book Fair
May 4, 2013
noon till 5:00 PM

  Manuscript Review Service
Pulling It All Together:
Preparing Your Poetry Manuscript for Publication
Personal Manuscript Reviews by Perugia Press Editor Susan Kan. 

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— Tina Carlson, September 2012
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