Wondering how you can elevate your writing to a professional level?
Or possibly just curious just what goes on in the literary industry?
Coming 17th of June, the creative writing journal Expanded Field is teaming up with Vrije Universiteit to host a full afternoon focusing on the practices of publishers and publishing houses, editors, writers, and many other facets of the literary industry.
We will start out with a small publishing fair (13:00 – 14:30), at which you are given the opportunity to roam around, listen, participate in workshops, and ask your questions to those who have gone before and made a career out of writing and/or publishing.
After the fair, we will move to another room for a series of presentations and discussions with authors, journalists and freelancers on building platforms and exploring literary creativity (15:00 – 17:45). Speakers include author Karen Kao of the International Writers’ Collective and Dominican poet Frank Báez, who is also appearing at the Poetry International festival in Rotterdam.
After this wonderful program, we invite you to join us for drinks, hosted by the student association Kliché.
For the full program including times and locations, please see the table below.
Please note that the 16th floor (publishing fair) does not offer wheelchair access.
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Attendance is free of charge! We hope to see you there.
The publishing fair will take place on the 16th floor of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As the elevators only go up to the 15th floor, please go to the 15th floor and follow the directions.
|13:00 – 14:30||Publishing fair||Kerkzaal
|14:30 – 15:00||Break|
|15:00 – 15:20||Presentation by Karen Kao||Room: HG-12A00
|15:20 – 15:40||Presentation on freelance writing||HG-12A00|
|15:40 – 16:00||Presentation on agencies||HG-12A00|
|16:00 – 16:30||Panel discussion||HG-12A00|
|16:30 – 16:45||Break||HG-12A00|
|16:45 – 17:45||Presentation, interview, and Q&A with Frank Báez||HG-12A00|
|17:45 –||Drinks hosted by Kliché||Social Room