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.

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

Fox Cities Book Festival

Regreen: Writing Place and 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 advice and what she looks for in submissions. A short Q&A will follow the presentation.

This event is scheduled in Nathan Marsh Pusey Room at Lawrence University (March Campus Center).

For more information, visit Fox Cities Book Festival.

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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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Wordsmith: Best Practices for Submitting to Journals
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Wordsmith: 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.

More information about this event visit Wordsmith.

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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