Event Announcement: New Books from Small Presses, May 2 at 4PM

(with a special bonus pre-event on “Guerilla Publishing for Poets” at 2PM)

Sunday Best closes its 2009-2010 season on Sunday, May 2 at 4PM with an event dedicated to “big” writing published by small presses.    Our impressive roster of readers includes Eric Darton, author of the New York Times bestseller Divided We Stand; poet Colin Goedecke, author of The Speed of Sight; Bertha Rogers, author of the poetry collection Heart Turned Back; and Susan Tepper, a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and widely published poet, essayist, and fiction writer.

Just before the reading, from 2PM to 4PM, our four readers will present Guerrilla Publishing for Poets: How Literary Writers Can Use Their Time, Energy and Imagination (Rather Than Money) to Promote Their Small-Press or Self-Published Books, a panel discussion moderated by Sunday Best curator Patricia Eakins.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get some tips from the experts on how to pursue your literary ambitions during this time of change and uncertainty for the publishing industry!

Since this is Sunday Best’s last event of the season, we want to make it the biggest and best.  Bring your questions about small presses and self-publishing to the 2PM panel.  Enjoy  hearing a varied selection of compelling readings from new books from small presses.  Then join the readers and Sunday Best staffers for our End-of-Season Party, which will take immediately after the reading and feature culinary delights from the Food Committee and wines from Cabrini Wines.  All events will take place in the Hudson View Gardens Lounge.

Read below for more information about the four writers who will be reading their works and participating in the Guerilla Publishing panel on May 2:

Eric Darton is the author of the New York Times bestseller Divided We Stand, a cultural history of the World Trade Center, (Basic Books, 1999). His novels are Free City (WW Norton, 1996) and Orogene (EDB, 2009). Darton’s latest book is Things Fall Together (EDB, 2010), the first volume of his five-volume cultural journal Notes of a New York Son, 1995-2007. His website is http://www.ericdarton.net/.

Plein-air poet Colin Goedecke, author of The Speed of Sight, has worked for the last two-and-a-half decades as a story developer for businesses around the world. He is also a long-time family wine-maker, flaneur in foreign countries, and passionate singer and performer of vintage 1930s and 40s love songs. His next collection The Blue Bathers is forthcoming in Late Summer 2010, along with a CD of new & selected poems: Picasso’s Pants. His website is www.thespeedofsight.com.

Bertha Rogers’ newest poetry collection, Heart Turned Back, was published by Salmon Poetry Publishing (Ireland) in 2010; her translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, was published in 2000; her translation of the Anglo-Saxon riddle poems from the Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things, will be published in late 2010. She founded, in 1992, Bright Hill Press, a nonprofit literary press and organization. More at http://www.bertharogers.com/.

Before settling down to study writing at NYU and New School, Susan Tepper was an actress, flight attendant, marketing manager, tour guide, singer, television producer, interior decorator, and rescue worker. Her stories, poems and essays have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Salt Hill, Boston Review, Green Mountains Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Poetry Salzburg. She has received 5 Pushcart Prize nominations, and she curates the reading series FIZZ at KGB Bar in New York City.  http://www.susantepper.com/.


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