Thursday, February 27
Craft Talk: on Publishing: Five Things You Need to Know Before You Publish
Most writers produce work for an audience, but what steps must writers take before their work meets the world? This talk will address the craft practices and personal habits necessary to prepare manuscripts for publication.
3:30-4:45 pm Attic Window Room 137C, Plemmons Student Union
Reading: 7:30 pm Three Top Room 169
2019-20 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Kayla Rae Whitaker returns following her fall residency to speak about her experiences in publishing and to read from her novel-in-progress. Kayla Rae Whitaker was born and raised in Kentucky. Her first novel, The Animators, was named a best debut novel of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly and a best book of 2017 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and BookPage. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Lenny, Buzzfeed, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and of New York University’s MFA program, which she attended as a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.