African Poetry Book Fund: Poetry Publishing Seminar
Thursday 19th September – 10 to 11:45am
Kwame Dawes is the Series Editor of the African Poetry Book Fund, Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. The African Poetry Book Fund promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts through its book series, contests, workshops, and seminars and through its collaborations with publishers, festivals, booking agents, colleges, universities, conferences and all other entities that share an interest in the poetic arts of Africa. The Fund oversaw the Sillerman First Book Prize and Brunel African Poetry Prize which were awarded to Clifton Gachagua and Warsan Shire respectively.
In this seminar, Kwame Dawes talks about the African Poetry Book Fund initiatives, and shares opportunities available with the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and the Brunel Prize.
Kwame Dawes covers the do’s and don’ts about publishers, shares new directions in world poetry
Dawes joined the UNL faculty as a Chancellor’s Professor in 2011 and took the helm of the Prairie Schooner, UNL’s quarterly literary magazine that for the past 85 years has published the fiction, poetry, essays and reviews of talented writers of all levels. He is the author of 16 poetry collections.
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