New York State Literary Technical Assistance Program

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In this Tip Sheet, Charles Flowers summarizes the session he led from Technically Speaking: Breakout Topics for Publishers and Presenters, held at Facing Pages: A Statewide Literary Convening, June 4, 2005. Charles Flowers is the Associate Director of the Academy of American Poets. He received his M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Oregon in 1991, and his poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Barrow Street, and Gulf Coast. He is the editor of BLOOM, a new literary journal for LGBT writers and artists.

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Notes from the workshop presented by CLMP Sponsored by NYSCA and NYFA at Baruch College, CUNY, 5.16.03

Presenters: Ann Ellen Lesser, Consultant; Deborah Buck; Consultant; Annemarie Cooke, Senior External Relations Officer for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic; Donna Walker-Kuhne, President, Walker Communications Group; Leah Napolin, Associate Editor of Choice Magazine Listening.

An overview from the workshop on increasing accessibility and building your audience.

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In this Tip Sheet, Eric Gansworth summarizes his contribution to the panel discussion The Good News: Reports From the Field- Recent Presenting and Publishing Projects From Around the State, held at Facing Pages: A Statewide Literary Convening, on May 13, 2006. Eric Gansworth, Professor of English and Lowery Writer in Residence at Canisius College, in Buffalo, NY, is an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation who grew up on the Tuscarora Reservation in western New York. He is the author of three novels, Indian Summers, Smoke Dancing, Mending Skins, and a collection of poems, Nickel Eclipse: Iroquois Moon, and his work has been widely published in journals and anthologies. His next book, Breathing the Monster Alive, will be published in Fall of 2006. Also a visual artist, Gansworth has shown widely and incorporates his paintings as integral parts of his books.

In this Tip Sheet, D. H. Melhem summarizes her contribution to the panel discussion The Good News: Reports From the Field- Recent Presenting and Publishing Projects From Around the State, held at Facing Pages: A Statewide Literary Convening, on May 13, 2006. D.H. Melhem is the recipient of an American Book Award, a Ph.D. Alumni Association Special Achievement Award (CUNY), and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Her 7th collection, New York Poems (2005), was published by Syracuse University Press which distributes her novel Blight. Other works include essays, 2 anthologies, Reaching Exercise; Conversation with a Stonemason, Country, and Rest in Love, an acclaimed elegy for her mother; and Children of the House Afire, a musical drama. Gwendolyn Brooks and Heroism in the New Black Poetry were groundbreaking studies. She is VP of the International Women?s Writing Guild.

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In this Tip Sheet, Dennis Maloney summarizes his contribution to the panel discussion The Good News: Reports From the Field- Recent Presenting and Publishing Projects From Around the State, held at Facing Pages: A Statewide Literary Convening, on May 13, 2006. Dennis Maloney is a poet, translator, editor, and landscape architect. He is the founding editor/publisher of White pine Press, which was established in 1973. White Pine Press is a multicultural publisher of poetry, fiction, and literature in translation from around the world.

In this Tip Sheet, Katharine Sands summarizes the session she led from Technically Speaking: Breakout Topics for Publishers and Presenters, held at Facing Pages: A Statewide Literary Convening, June 4, 2005. Katharine Sands is a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. She represents a wide range of authors in a broad range of categories. She has represented the literary estate of Norman Wexler, Academy Award nominated screenwriter for Saturday Night Fever, among others. Katharine has been a guest speaker on writing and publishing topics for Poets & Writers, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, New York University and the New York State Council on the Arts. Her book reviews have appeared in Publisher’s Weekly and The New York Times Book Review. She is the agent provacateur for Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye and contributes to Writer’s Digest and The Writer Magazine.

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When discussing new technologies even the most computer savvy of us can feel overwhelmed by all of the new upgrades, versions, gadgets and gizmos. How do you post podcasts to your web site? What is the best way to archive back issues on your web site?  To help us navigate this complicated and ever-changing world of technology, we asked Veronica Liu of Steven Stories Press, one of the key planners of the convening in October, to provide us with a toolkit: a list of resources to help get you started as you plan your literary organization’s technology strategy. In this toolkit Veronica explains various methods for presenting audio and video on your web site, how to archive print content on your site, how to file share in the office, and email marketing options.  Huge thanks go to Veronica and Billy Merrell of the Academy of American Poets for providing this helpful guide.

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https://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/pages/increasing-cultural-paticipation-handbook.aspx

This step-by-step handbook, a product of Wallace’s Audiences for Literature Network initiatives, helps arts presenters find new audiences and develop relationships with them. Charting the process from goal-setting through evaluation, this guide sheds light on the nuts and bolts of research, scheduling, budgeting, organization, marketing and documentation. It includes checklists, surveys and worksheets that can be used by a wide range of arts providers and others interested in building participation. Please visit the Wallace Foundation site to learn more and download the handbook.