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15 Questions: Author Interviews Interviews start this friday!

15 Questions: Author Interviews Interviews start this friday!


15 Questions: Author Interviews

We are implementing a new series at BlazeVOX, Author Interviews. In fifteen questions we hope to introduce you to our authors and poets. Each writer has a story that brought him or her to write a book. Through in-depth interviews with detailed questions and searching topics being covered as writers from all walks of life talk about the highs and lows in their writing. So make a new connection, BXtraordinary!

Starts this Friday!

Forthcoming Interviews

Anne-Adele Wight

Carlo Matos

Kristina Marie Darling

Jared Schickling

Travis Cebula

Mark DuCharme

Barbara Henning

James Berger

Christopher Shipman

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BlazeVOX @ AWP 2013

 

BlazeVOX @ AWP 2013
Hot Dog, I'll see you in Boston! 
Geoffrey Gatza

Hurray! I will be going to AWP but without a table or booth. Apparently I was 6 months too late to sign up for either. It's a great sign that this will be an event not to miss. I will be presenting at a panel on the future of the small press. Information is below. I will be roaming all around the book fair, attending panels and lurking in smoking area just outside the Hynes :-) So hurray, if you see me, jump on out and say hi! If time permits lets get coffee! I hope to meet as many people as I can. 

iPad Poetry Readings from AWP: 

  

 

So I lost out on setting up a poetry reading for BlazeVOX at AWP. But that is AOK, there is better technology out there than just a dirty bar in Boston :-) Our plan is to do short, 5 to 7 minutes, of poetry readings around the Hynes convention center for our webpage. I'll be recording poets during the event, so if you are interested, please let me know and I'll set up a schedule

 

If you are a BX author and will be at AWP and should wish to do a reading, email me at editor@blazevox.org or give a call and we'll meet up and read from your book, you can read new poems too. Hurray! 

Geoffrey's Panel on the Future of the Small Press 

Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press

Date: Thursday, March 7

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Room 306, Hynes Convention Center 

R180. Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press. (Martin Woodside, Derick Burleson, Jacqueline Kudler, Chris Baron, Geoffrey Gatza) Traditional literary publishing is being upended by new developments in media and technology. In this panel, representatives from Sixteen Rivers, City Works, BlazeVOX, and Calypso Editions discuss the role cooperatives have, may, and will play in the shifting publishing landscape. The panel explores how various cooperative models help reimagine ways for the 21st-century small press to thrive, sustain literary communities, introduce new writers, and keep great literature in circulation. Learn More
AWP Book Fair - Half Off New Titles

Since we will not have a table we have or a reading in a physical location, we have an online booth now set up. We have 24 titles now available at half off their normal rate. Come on over and read from this great list of books. And we'll ship them to you. You don 't have to lug home a box of heavy books, let us bring them to you!  Learn More

 

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Thank you Fund for Poetry!!

 

Thank you Fund for Poetry!!

 

Hip, Hip Hip!!! Thank you so very much for your kind support!!! Hurray! 

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BlazeVOX at AWP 2013 - Boston

 

Hurray! I will be going to AWP but without a table or booth. Apparently I was 6 months too late to sign up for either. It's a great sign that this will be an event not to miss. I will be presenting at a panel on the future of the small press. Information is below. I will be roaming all around the book fair, attending panels and lurking in smoking area just outside the Hynes :-) So hurray, if you see me, jump on out and say hi! If time permits lets get coffee! I hope to meet as many people as I can.

 

Since we will not have a table or a reading in a physical location, we are going to use technology to broadcast from AWP. We will be showing short poetry readings from our new books and posting them on Facebook and our blog. So do tune in!

 

AWP Panel

 Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press

Date: Thursday, March 7

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Room 306, Hynes Convention Center

 

 

iPad Poetry Readings from AWP:

 

So I lost out on setting up a poetry reading for BlazeVOX at AWP. But that is AOK, there is better technology out there than just a dirty bar in Boston :-) Our plan is to do short, 5 to 7 minutes, of poetry readings around the Hynes convention center for our webpage. I’ll be recording poets during the event, so if you are interested, please let me know and I’ll set up a schedule

 

If you are a BX author and will be at AWP and should wish to do a reading, email me at editor@blazevox.org or give a call and we’ll meet up and read from your book, you can read new poems too.

 

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Goodbye Norma, we’ll miss you!

 

Norma Kassirer, author, poet, painter; influenced generations of writers, artists.

 

Jan. 14, 1924 – Feb. 17, 2013

Norma Kassirer, a Buffalo author, poet and artist who influenced generations of local writers and artists, died unexpectedly Sunday in Buffalo General Medical Center after going to the movies with friends. She was 89.

 

A Buffalo native, the former Norma Kelly grew up in Hamburg. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University. She went on to do casework for Buffalo Family Service and, after the birth of her two daughters, began writing.

 

She was best known for her two novels for children, “Magic Elizabeth” in 1966 and “The Doll Snatchers” in 1969.

 

Read the whole obituary here


Katzenjammered by Norma Kassirer Book Preview

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