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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

SEPT 1–30

FRI SEPT 22

SAT SEPT 23

Virtual Events
Monday, September 18, 7:00pm ET
Virtual Fiction / Lydia Davis & Danny Caine
 
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00pm ET
Virtual Nonfiction / Hafizah Geter & Joseph Earl homas
 
Wednesday, September 20, 7:00pm ET
Virtual Poetry / Clint Smith & Hanif Abdurraqib
Community Projects
Friday, September 22
Friday Dinner Mixer
Cleveland Public Library Outdoor Reading Garden

Sunday, September 24
Framing the Future: Comics Making in the Rust Belt at the West Side Market
Presented by Rust Belt Humanities Lab

September 1–30
Coaster Stories
Presented by Loganberry Books

Sunday, September 10
Poetry Ride Out
Presented by Ali Black and Balance Point Studios

Thursday, September 21
Kickoff Mixer and Book Swap
Muze Gastropub at Studio West 117
Book Fair / 10:00AM–5:00PM ET
The book fair will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm on Friday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday at the conference and will feature local independent booksellers, literary journals, publishers and presses, writing groups, and literary organizations.
 
Participants so far include: Alma College, Appletree Books, Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing, Cleveland READS, Clevo Books, CSU Poetry Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library's William N. Skirball Writers' Center, Fireside Book Shop, Grieveland, ID13 Prison Literacy Project, Loganberry Books, Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry, Ohioana Library Association, Rescue Press, Rust Belt Studies, The Cupboard Pamphlet, ThirdSpace Reading Room, University of Akron Press, Visible Voice Books, Wilks University Graduate Program in Creative Writing, Write and Vibe Publishing, Writers in Residence, and more to come.
Genre Social / 10:00AM–5:00PM ET
Looking to meet fellow writers? The Genre Social room will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm on Friday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday. Stop by during or between sessions to mingle and make new friends.
11:00AM–12:30PM ET
Fiction/ Three Prompts to Unlock Your Plot—Marie Vibbert
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 It—Panel
1:30PM–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
3:30PM–5:00PM ET
Fiction/ Hello, You: What We Can Learn About Writing From TV—Liz Breazeale & Laura Maylene Walter
Nonfiction/ New Cleveland Journalism—Panel
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
7:00PM–8:30PM ET
Keynote—Elizabeth Acevedo

Book Fair / 9:00AM–5:00PM ET
The book fair will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm on Friday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday at the conference and will feature local independent booksellers, literary journals, publishers and presses, writing groups, and literary organizations.
 
Participants so far include: Alma College, Appletree Books, Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing, Cleveland READS, Clevo Books, CSU Poetry Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library's William N. Skirball Writers' Center, Fireside Book Shop, Grieveland, ID13 Prison Literacy Project, Loganberry Books, Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry, Ohioana Library Association, Rescue Press, Rust Belt Studies, The Cupboard Pamphlet, ThirdSpace Reading Room, University of Akron Press, Visible Voice Books, Wilks University Graduate Program in Creative Writing, Write and Vibe Publishing, Writers in Residence, and more to come.
Genre Social / 9:00AM–5:00PM ET
Looking to meet fellow writers? The Genre Social room will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm on Friday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday. Stop by during or between sessions to mingle and make new friends.
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
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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