ONLINE SEMINAR: Evening Appetiser: Producing a Chapbook: From Poems to Publicity
Summary:When Jo started putting her first chapbook together, she had questions: what qualifies as a chapbook? How do I approach a publisher? If it’s selected, what will the publication process be and what should I do to promote the book?
This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.
The answers didn’t seem easy to find – definitely not in one place – and so it was through a mixture of research, trial and error, persistence, and the faith of a publisher that Jo’s debut chapbook 'How not to multitask' was published in May 2021 by Wild Pressed Books.
In this Evening Appetiser, Writers Victoria's Virtual Writer in Residence Jo Weston will share her journey, with the hopes of saving a bit of time and confusion for anyone else about to embark on a similar challenge.
About Jo Weston
Jo Weston is a poet and writer based in Nottingham, England with an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Nottingham Trent University. Her work was shortlisted in the Bridport Prize 2016, longlisted in the Mslexia Poetry Competition 2017 and in 2019, she was selected in the erbacce-prize to be one of their Featured Poets. Jo has read for The Nasiona, led creative writing workshops for cancer charities, and was the first Writer-in-Residence at the Maggie’s cancer care Centre in Nottingham. Jo’s debut poetry pamphlet – How not to multitask – was published by Wild Pressed Books in May 2021 and her most recent poetry commission, ‘Dayblink’, features in the online exhibition My Three Words.
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