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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Inkubator is Literary Cleveland’s free annual festival for writers and readers. Generate new writing, improve your craft, and advance your career.

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Literary Cleveland's Inkubator Writing Conference is one of the largest free writing conferences in the country, providing workshops, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and more to empower writers, celebrate literary excellence, and amplify diverse voices. 

Altogether, the conference is a public celebration of writing in Cleveland that advances writers’ individual abilities, furthers artistic dialogue, fosters a more connected literary community, and invites more people to tell their stories.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

MON

SEPT 18

7:00PM ET

FICTION

Virtual Fiction

Lydia Davis & Danny Caine

TUES

SEPT 19

7:00PM ET

NONFICTION

Virtual Nonfiction

Hafizah Geter & Joseph Earl Homas

WED

SEPT 20

7:00PM ET

POETRY

Virtual Poetry

Clint Smith & Hanif Abdurraqib

FRI

SEPT 22

10:00AM–5:00PM ET

COMMUNITY

Book Fair

COMMUNITY

Genre Social

11:00AM–12:30PM ET

FICTION

Virtual Fiction

Lydia Davis & Danny Caine

NONFICTION

The Braided Essay: Other Possibilities, Other Selves

Stacy Jane Grover

POETRY

Even the Least of These: The Ten-Line Poem in the Time of Crisis

Anita Skeen

BUSINESS

The Power of Mindset for Your Writing Life

Michele T. Berger

BEYOND

Writing Your First Book: Sticking to Its

Panel

1:30–3:00PM ET

FICTION

Cleveland Noir: Writing Genre

Panel

NONFICTION

Writing About That Which We Dare Not Speak

Lara Lillibridge

POETRY

Writing an Ars Poetica: Why Write a Poem When Everything Is Lost?

Manuel Iris

BUSINESS

100 Rejections a Year: A Guide to the Literary Journal Submission Process

Sonia Feldman

BEYOND

Mediums of Liberation

Panel

3:30–5:00PM ET

FICTION

Hello, You: What We Can Learn About Writing From TV

Liz Breazeale & Laura Maylene Walter

NONFICTION

New Cleveland Journalism

Lara Lillibridge

POETRY

Wilding the Mind: Disruptive Techniques for Poetic Experimentation

Panel

BUSINESS

An Editor's Advice on Nonfiction Book Proposals

David Gray

BEYOND

Crafting Children's Books That Matter: Through the Lens of a Mother and Publisher

Cori Sykes

7:00–8:30PM ET

BEYOND

Keynote

Elizabeth Acevedo

SAT

SEPT 23

9:00AM–5:00PM ET

COMMUNITY

Book Fair

COMMUNITY

Genre Social

9:00AM–10:30AM ET

FICTION

The Invisible Art of Revision

Matt Bell

NONFICTION

Hot Flashes: Writing Scintillating and Succinct Essays

Lee Chilcote

POETRY

Writing From the Collective: The “We” Point of View in Poetry

Tiara Dinevska-McGuire

BUSINESS

How to Catch an Editor’s Attention from Page One

Jess Jelsma Masterton

BEYOND

Let’s Thrive: Building Creative Writing Communities

Panel

TEEN

Characters + Chaos + Constraints = Comics

Matt Haberbusch

11:00AM–12:30PM ET

FICTION

Identity in Practice: Cultural and Commercial Considerations in Your Manuscript

Rakesh Satyal

NONFICTION

What Is a Hermit Crab Essay and How to Write One

Amy Fish

POETRY

It's A Holiday

Siaara Freeman

BUSINESS

How To (Authentically) Market Your Writing Career

Prince Shakur

BEYOND

Words are Also Migrants

Manuel Iris

TEEN

Drawing Connections: Teen Poetry Workshop

Raja Belle Freeman

1:30PM–3:00PM ET

FICTION

The Engine of Flash Fiction: Openings, Metaphors, and Characters

Tommy Dean

NONFICTION

Page Count Live: Literary Magic

Elissa Washuta

POETRY

Bees, Rocks, Heat, & Garbage: Poetry And The Outside World

Panel

BUSINESS

The Dreaded Query Letter: How to Make Yours Shine

Jacqui Lipton

BEYOND

Superman, the Future of a Legend: A Live Interview

Phillip Kennedy Johnson

TEEN

Collaborative Storytelling

Cynthia Larsen

3:30PM–5:00PM ET

FICTION

More Than One Way: Writing Fiction in Non-Traditional Forms

Nardine Taleb

NONFICTION

Writing as the Art of Caregiving

Sean Thomas Dougherty

POETRY

Sestina & Ghazal: Forms that Move 
Your Emotions

Kisha Nicole Foster

BUSINESS

Writing for Social Change: How Creatives Can Influence and Amplify Justice Movements

Panel

BEYOND

Editing the Region: Publishing, Place, and the Local in Literary-Cultural Production

Panel

TEEN

Microfiction: A Story in 100 Words

Amy Hughes

7:00PM–9:00PM ET

COMMUNITY

Afterparty Reading

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FULL SCHEDULE

MON–TUES

SEPT 18–20

VIRTUAL EVENTS

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MON SEP 18 / 7:00PM ET / FICTION

Small Moments, Big Problems: On Short Fiction and the Book Industry
Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Lydia Davis & Danny Caine

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TUE SEP 19 / 7:00PM ET / NONFICTION

Emerging from Erasure: Self-Making in Memoir

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Hafizah Augustus Geter & Joseph Earl Thomas

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WED SEP 20 / 7:00PM ET / POETRY

The Same Breath: Poems Are in Everything

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Clint Smith & Hanif Abdurraqib

FRI

SEPT 22

11:00AM–12:30PM ET

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FICTION

Three Sentences to Unlock Your Plot

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Marie Vibbert

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NONFICTION

Emerging from Erasure: Self-Making in Memoir

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Hafizah Augustus Geter & Joseph Earl Thomas

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POETRY

Even the Least of These: The Ten-Line Poem in the Time of Crisis
Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Anita Skeen

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BUSINESS

The Power of Mindset for Your Writing Life
Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Michele Tracy Berger

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BEYOND

Writing Your First Book: Sticking to It
Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Silk Allen, Rico Brown, Sonia Feldman, Andrea Imdacha, Michael Loderstedt, & Corey Miller

1:30PM–3:00PM ET

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FICTION

Three Sentences to Unlock Your Plot

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Marie Vibbert

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NONFICTION

Emerging from Erasure: Self-Making in Memoir

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Hafizah Augustus Geter & Joseph Earl Thomas

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POETRY

Even the Least of These: The Ten-Line Poem in the Time of Crisis
Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Anita Skeen

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BUSINESS

The Power of Mindset for Your Writing Life

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Michele Tracy Berger

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BEYOND

Writing Your First Book: Sticking to It

Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Silk Allen, Rico Brown, Sonia Feldman, Andrea Imdacha, Michael Loderstedt, & Corey Miller

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TEEN

Wilding the Mind: Disruptive Techniques for Poetic Experimentation
Danny Caine is the author of the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, ​Flavortown, and Picture Window. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, ​LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year. 
 
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel, seven collections of stories, including Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014), as well as two collections of non-fiction, Essays One (FSG, 2019) and Essays Two (FSG, 2021). She is also an award-winning translator from French and other languages. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013), the Man Booker International Prize (2013) for her fiction, and, in 2020, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation. Her new collection of short stories, Our Strangers, will be published by Bookshop.org in October 2023. She lives in upstate New York.
What can a single author do to combat the problems facing the publishing world? Join Lydia Davis for a wide-ranging conversation with Danny Caine (How to Resist Amazon and Why) about her distinguished career, the art of short fiction, and her decision to publish her dazzling new book Our Strangers in a way that cuts out Amazon and champions independent bookstores.
 

Anita Skeen

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