Fox Cities Book Festival
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

Fox Cities Book Festival

Regreen: Writing Place & Nature Poetry

Place matters and plays an indelible role in the way we perceive and come to understand each other and the world around us. Crystal S. Gibbins will discuss what it means to write about place, read new and selected poems from Now/Here (Holy Cow! Press), and explore how that writing complicates traditional nature poetry. As the editor of Split Rock Review and poetry anthologies, she will offer writing/publishing advice and what she looks for in submissions. A short Q&A will follow the presentation.

This event is scheduled at Lawrence University Warch Campus Center in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Room.

For more information about this event, visit Fox Cities Book Festival.

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Twin Cities Book Festival
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Twin Cities Book Festival

Crystal S. Gibbins will be managing the Split Rock Review exhibitor table at the 19th annual Twin Cities Book Festival!

Stop by Split Rock Review’s table at the book fair.  We will have big discounts on books, cool merchandise to give away, information on submissions, and more! 

This event is free and open to the public.

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HOME Anthology Launch Party & Reading
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

HOME Anthology Launch Party & Reading

Flexible Press celebrates the launch of HOME Wednesday, October 16, 7pm, in the Target Performance Hall at Open Book in Minneapolis. You’ll be able to meet and hear readings from many of the authors and buy a copy.

The anthology includes 40 works representing a wide range of Minnesota experiences and voices, from urban to rural, from historical to present day. From celebrating the connection many of us feel to a community, to the beauty of the north woods, to struggling to find a way to keep our hard-earned home or to carve out a home in a sometimes hostile land, Home is a truly American story.

100 percent of profits will go to Alliance Housing, a Minneapolis non-profit dedicated to making it possible for individuals and families to create homes for themselves, regardless of income and background. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Flexible Press.

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Final Thursday Reading Series
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Final Thursday Reading Series

Featured readings are preceded by a creative writing open mic. Bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction to share.

7:00: Open Mic

8:00: Featured author Crystal S. Gibbins

Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts, and the University of Northern Iowa.

For more information, visit Final Thursday Press.

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Loft's Wordsmith Conference
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Loft's Wordsmith Conference

Best Practices for Submitting to Journals

Journals are an crucial part of the literary ecosystem, but the volume of publications can be daunting when trying to decide where and how to submit your work. What are some of the best ways to approach this world? In this session, Crystal Spring Gibbins (Split Rock Review) and Chris Fink (Beloit Fiction Journal) will join moderator Kathryn Savage for a conversation around how to find the right home for your work.

This event is organized and sponsored by The Loft’s Wordsmith, a craft, career, and connection conference that takes place November 2 - 3 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

For more information about this event, visit Wordsmith.

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AWP Conference
Mar
5
to Mar 7

AWP Conference

New Nature: Rewriting Place in the Anthropocene

Split Rock Review celebrates eight years of publishing literature and art that centers on place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. Four featured authors published by Split Rock Review will read and discuss how their work explores place and complicates the traditions of nature poetry in the Anthropocene. A Q&A session will follow the reading.

Presenters: Jen Karetnick, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Rachel Morgan, Wendy Oleson

Organizer/Moderator: Crystal S. Gibbins

TBA: Location, date, time.

For more information about the 2020 AWP Conference, visit AWP.

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Paper to Wall Showcase & Reading
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Paper to Wall Showcase & Reading

Out of the Woods Winery will be hosting a unique “Paper to Wall" showcase and reading. Local poets were invited to submit their work, which will then be shared with visual artists for interpretation.

The reading begins at 5:45pm. Appetizers and wine will be provided at the event. This is a private event.

Artwork and poetry will be on display at the winery’s gallery from August 29 - November 23.

For more information, visit Out of the Woods Winery.

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WITH/IN WITH/OUT PLACE: A POETRY READING AND DISCUSSION
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

WITH/IN WITH/OUT PLACE: A POETRY READING AND DISCUSSION

The poetry collections by Crystal S. Gibbins and Michelle Menting explore and complicate the traditions of nature poetry. The poets will read from their books and, as editors of Split Rock Review, offer what they look for in submissions of contemporary nature poetry during the anthropocene.

This event is scheduled in the Waterford Room at St. Brendan’s Inn

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Why We Publish What We Publish
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Why We Publish What We Publish

Submitting your work to journals and literary agencies can be daunting and intimidating, even for an established writer. Sometimes it feels like there is no way to know what editors are looking for. Join this panel of editors for a chance to gain insight on what editors actually look for when reading through submissions, and what you can do to stand out. 

Panelists: Crystal S. Gibbins, Michelle Menting, Christy Clancy, and C. Kubasta

This event is scheduled in the Meeting Room 7 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI.

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Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Reading
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Reading

Split Rock Review celebrates the release of Waters Deep, an anthology of Great Lakes poetry, co-edited by Crystal S. Gibbins and Michelle Menting. Come listen to a diverse group of contributing poets read from Waters Deep and discuss how they’ve been inspired by the Great Lakes and the woods, watersheds, hills, bluffs, iron and copper ranges, snow belts, rustbelts, and communities that surround them. From layers of history and human culture to natural landscapes and built environments, the voices, perspectives, and styles of the poets featured in Waters Deep are as varied and powerful as the lakes themselves. A Q&A session will follow the reading.

This event is scheduled in Meeting Room 7 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI.

Poetry Readers: Milton J. Bates, Janna Knittel, Issa M. Lewis, Rachel Morgan, M. Bartley Seigel, Phillip Sterling, Emily Stoddard, Connor Yeck

Event Moderators: Crystal S. Gibbins, Michelle Menting, Casey Thayer

For more information about this event visit UntitledTown Book & Author Festival

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